Do you know what
is needed for a wireless device (iPod, netbook, laptop, iPad,
eBook reader, etc.) to connect to the NISD-provided Internet?
Basically, the device
must have WiFi capability (usually built-in), be in the vicinity
of a wireless access point, and be assigned an available
wireless IP address from the NISD pool.
wireless "traffic" goes through the more than 6,000
wireless access points mounted in and around our buildings.
Each wireless access point, or WAP for short, ideally
supports approximately 22 devices connected at any one time
and sharing the bandwidth to the wireless network that are
in the vicinity of the WAP.
wireless device needs one of the 32,000 wireless IP addresses
from the NISD pool. An IP address is a unique number assigned
to the device which allows it to connect to the wireless network.