Jun

15

Barnard Brings You Secure WiFi

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Citi, Tony Blair, and the Senate have all been hacked. Don’t let the women of Barnard be next! We already told you why it was important that you use encrypted WiFi, back when Columbia launched its secure network. Directions on how to log in to “Barnard Secure” are included in the e-mail to students below. Columbians on the Barnard campus can also log in using their UNIs.

Dear members of the Barnard community,

As part of our ongoing efforts to make critical technology simpler and more straightforward to use, BCIT is making changes to our wireless network. You will need to change your configuration if you are currently using any of the Barnard wireless services. We ask you to bear with this change in light of the overall benefit it will bring to the community as a whole.

As of Tuesday, June 7th, here are the changes you should be aware of:

* Current faculty, staff, and students should connect to the new, single secure wireless network, which will identify itself to your wireless device as “Barnard Secure.” You will still use your Barnard account username and password to authenticate to it.  Instructions to set up a profile for this network can be found at: http://www.barnard.edu/wireless. (After you have set this up, you may remove any old profiles such as “Barnard Quad,” “Barnard Main Campus,” etc.)

* Members of the Columbia community who are on the Barnard campus may also follow these directions, but should log in with their full Columbia email address and their UNI password.

* Conference guests, alumnae, parents, and other visitors may connect to the network called “Barnard Guest.”  No special configuration or authentication is required. This network does not have any encryption or security for the data moving across it, so please advise your guests to use due caution when accessing the Internet with it.

If you have any questions, or require assistance in reconfiguring your computer for this change, please contact the appropriate BCIT division:

Students: Student Computing Services, [email protected], 347-694-4694–or bring your laptop in to 307 Diana.

Faculty & Staff: BCIT Service Desk, [email protected], 212-854-6933–or bring your laptop in to the Lehman Computer Center.

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11 Comments

  1. ONE BARNARD

    ONE TECH HELP DESK!

    We need to protest! There is no reason for the classist, male, Western, artificial, hegemonic distinction between the BCIT Service Desk for faculty and Student Computing Services for students.

  2. INSECURE JEWISH AMERICAN PRINCESS WHOS SAD

    "Secure internet"?
    awwwww. phooey. :(

  3. Yeahhh...

    I can't tell if this is a joke or not.

  4. why  

    is this such a big deal now? Barnard had secure wifi before..they're just changing the name of it to Barnard Secure...

  5. haha

    BEAR with this change... get it? cuz the barnard mascot's a bear? funny, no?

  6. Anonymous

    Barnard has had this for a long time now. They only introduced guest, non-secure, wireless in dorms this past semester. what's the story here?

    • Claire  (Bwog Staff)

      We're just passing on the message. We felt that the part of the e-mail that read "You will need to change your configuration if you are currently using any of the Barnard wireless services" seemed significant.

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