In large meeting rooms, delegates are encouraged:
- to use 802.11ac, 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;
- to disable Bluetooth devices when not in use as they use the same frequency range as the 2.4 GHz wireless LAN infrastructure;
- 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, 802.11n and 802.11ac 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.
When connected to the ITU network, you remain responsible for the security of your devices. Please take your own measures to protect your data.
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 the offending device has been purged of all malware.