Wireless Networking

 

The mathematics department should be covered by both AirPennNet and AirPennNet-Guest.  If you have any signal issues in any areas please report them to manager@math.upenn.edu as once we know about them it is usually trivial to fix them.
Getting internet access from AirPennNet-Guest should be as simple as connecting to AirPennNet-Guest and then opening up your web browser which will be automatically redirected to a website where you can enter your PennKey credentials and be assigned an IP address.  If you are a visitor you can request a temporary PennKey, just contact Monica in the math office.
Getting internet access from AirPennNet should also be simple.  All you will need to do is connect to AirPennNet-Help and then open your web browser, at which point you will be redirected to a page which asks you to download some software which will automatically configure your computer or device for AirPennNet access.  It is important that after the auto-configuration is completed you connect to AirPennNet rather than AirPennNet-Help.  
While the auto configuration works most of the time, sometimes it does fail.  In these instances you can use the step by step tutorials for various operating systems before:
Windows XP * Windows Vista/7
OS X 10.6
Fedora 15 *
If you continue to have any issues with your wireless connection please do not hesitate to report it to manager@math.upenn.edu.

The mathematics department is covered by both AirPennNet and AirPennNet-Guest. If you have any issues connecting to wireless please report them to manager@math.upenn.edu and your request will be responded to as quickly as possible.  

If you are planning on connecting to wireless for any significant amount of time it is highly suggested that you use AirPennNet over AirPennNet-Guest.  AirPennNet is not only faster, but also more secure, as it uses stronger encryption.  You can access AirPennNet and AirPennNet-Guest from many places all around campus, please see ISC's coverage map.

For information on how to set up wireless on your own please see below.

AirPennNet-Guest

Accessing the internet from AirPennNet-Guest is as simple as connecting to AirPennNet-Guest and then opening your web browser.  This will automatically redirect you to a website where you can enter your PennKey credentials and be assigned an IP address.  If you are a visitor you can request a temporary PennKey.  Please contact Monica in the math office for more information.

Note:  You should only use AirPennNet-Guest for temporary access, if you will be here on a more permanent basis it is wise to set up AirPennNet as your wireless connection.

AirPennNet

Accessing the internet from AirPennNet is simple.  To do so, connect to AirPennNet-Help and open your web browser; at this point you will be redirected to a page requesting that you download software to automatically configure your computer or device for AirPennNet access.  It is important to connect to AirPennNet rather than AirPennNet-Help after the auto-configuration is completed.

While the auto configuration works most of the time, sometimes errors occur causing the configuration to fail.  In these instances you can use the step by step tutorials for various operating systems as listed below:

Desktops & Laptops: Fedora

Mobile Devices: iPhone/iPad • Android & Other Devices

If you have signal issues in any area of the building please report them to manager@math.upenn.edu.