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.

  • All 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.
  • Each 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.