In large meeting rooms, delegates are encouraged:
- to use 802.11n or 802.11a on the 5.2 GHz band as it offers many channels resulting in higher bandwidth per user;
- to use wired Ethernet connection whenever it is available;
- to disable the wireless adaptor when not in use. Wireless adaptors send out a lot of beacons even when not in use, occupying significant bandwidth that is valuable for those who are using it;
- not to use ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) mode as they will interfere with the site’s wireless infrastructure.
As 802.11b devices slowdown 802.11g and 802.11n devices, the support for 802.11b is only available outside the big meeting rooms in ITU and CICG. Delegates may borrow 802.11agn wireless adaptors from the ITU reception or IS Service Desk, if required.
When buying a laptop or a wireless adaptor, please ensure they are “Wi-Fi compatible 802.11agn”. Good wireless performance can only be guaranteed for devices that support 802.11a and 802.11n on the 5.2 GHz band. Please check that your card’s model number is mentioned at www.wi-fi.com
. Note that cards labeled 802.11bgn do not support 5.2 GHz.
Remember to turn off your wireless radio. By doing so, you free up capacity for other delegates and also increase your laptop's battery life.
The external LAN is not meant to be a secured environment, so users should take their own measures to protect his or her data.
Encryption offered at the site is not a guarantee for confidentiality; you must use end-to-end encryption technologies such as VPN technologies to keep your communications safe.
When connected to the ITU network, you remain responsible for the security of your devices.
The use of non-ITU wireless access points at ITU is prohibited.
If your connected device is intentionally or unintentionally spreading malware, taking up too much bandwidth, becoming a DHCP server, trying to become a fake access point or ad-hoc wireless peer, etc., the IT staff has the right to take your machine off the network until offending device has been purged of all malware.