Wireless Computing Policy for ePass Users
High speed wireless computing access is available to faculty, staff, and students within the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library. With a laptop computer and a valid PSHMC ePass account, individuals authenticate and connect wirelessly anywhere within the Library to the Hersheymed network to access Library collections, databases, email, and the internet.
At the present time, there are no provisions for visitors or patients to access the wireless network in the library.
Beginning Friday, January 29, 2010 all patient rooms and select visitor areas in the hospital and Cancer Institute will have complimentary visitor wireless Internet access. Access will be available to patients and patients' visitors using laptops and mobile devices that can connect to the visitor wireless service. Patients can select ATTWIFI from their available wireless network list, open their browser and sign in for free access. AT&T will provide 24x7 technical support for this wireless network. Patients or patients' visitors requiring support can contact the AT&T support center at 888-304-9131.
Applicable Computing Policies
Computing conducted within the George T. Harrell Library adheres to the Hershey Medical Center Guidelines for Using Electronic Information and Resources, and Penn State University Computer and Network Security Policy AD20.
The University Libraries abide by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, and the University policies that guide behavior at Penn State. These statutes, laws, and policies also include the regulations and guidelines relating to harassment, respect for copyright and intellectual property, and the Libraries’ Code of Conduct regarding appropriate library behavior and appropriate uses of University Libraries property. The Libraries attempt to maintain a safe and healthy environment in which library users and staff can be free from harassment, intimidation, and threats to their safety and well being.
Wireless Card Technical Standards
Use any wireless card with IEEE 80211.b Network Standard with the following protocols.
- Authentication: 802.1x support including Cisco Leap, and EAP-SIM to yield mutual authentication and dynamic pre-user, per session WEP keys.
- Encryption: Support for static and dynamic IEEE 802.11 WEP keys with 128 bits.
Configurations for Wireless Settings
NOTE: On August 1, 2010, wireless access configuration has changed from PSCOMNET SSID to PSMSHMC SSID. Here are the Setup Instructions:
Users may call the Help Desk ext. 6281 for assistance or questions on wireless computing.