Information Technology is currently testing a new wireless network, airfoxBeta. As the name implies, it is still in the testing stage and is not yet supported. However, once the testing is successfully completed, airfoxBeta will become FoxNet, which will be the way the entire Marist community connects to our wireless network. We are continuing the testing through the beginning of the Spring semester, and are encouraging everyone in the community to help us test airfoxBeta and share your experiences with us about the new wireless network and what works and doesn't work so that we can improve this service for everyone. Please go to our feedback page for comments or questions.
The new wireless network will provide standards-based secure access to the network. The new network will greatly benefit your wireless experience by eliminating the need for the Cisco VPN client, no longer having to log your device into the VPN every time it comes out of standby, and eliminating other network bottlenecks. This network will also allow devices such as android phones/tablets, the nook HD, and newer kindles online.
Starting on the evening of January 18, 2013 airfoxbeta will only support handheld devices. We want to thank all of the laptop users who helped us test the network over the past few weeks. We hope to return this functionality once we resolve a number of outstanding issues. Please check back regularly to see when personal computers are allowed access back onto this new wireless network.
Below is a list of devices that have been tested and are able to use airfoxBeta:
- iDevices (iPad/iPhone/etc.)
- Kindle Fire
- Nook HD
- Android devices
Thank you for your help in testing this new network!