Wireless at Bentley boasts more than double the number of access points to increase coverage; 802.11n bandwidth for faster speed; and enhanced security with WPA2 encryption. The wireless networks appear as “airfalcon”, "bguest" and "gamefalcon".
The networks support 802.11n and 802.11g technologies. Most notebook computers and handheld devices manufactured within the last five years support at least one of these protocols; older devices supporting 802.11b will not connect.
What Network Should I Use?
airfalcon Is a high-speed security-enabled network designed for Bentley faculty, staff and students, all of whom receive a network account. Data traveling on the network is encrypted under the WPA2 specification. All Bentley-managed notebook computers (faculty, student and staff) running Vista that have connected to a Bentley network since September 4, 2009 have been configured to automatically connect to the airfalcon network. Please follow the instructions below if you have a Bentley notebook and it has not been on a Bentley network since September 4, 2009.
bguest Is an unsecure private network designed for your campus guests to access the internet. Many internal resources are not available from this network, such as Bentley e-mail, library databases, and network drives. Both are case sensitive and are lowercase. Bentley user accounts are not accepted. All guests must adhere to the Policies Governing Technology Resources at Bentley when using the bguest network or any other Bentley resources.
gamefalcon is designed to allow wireless gaming consoles access to the network. gamefalcon is available in dorms only! Students interested in registering their wireless gaming consoles on gamefalcon should contact the Computing Services Help Desk. You will need to provide the following information: dorm room, mac address of wireless gaming console, description of device (X-box, WII), and phone number where you can be reached.
How do I connect to the wireless network?
Connecting to the wireless environment for the first time depends on a number of criteria. Please review the instructions that best suit your situation:
- Connecting to bguest
- Airfalcon via Windows 7
- Airfalcon via MacBook
- Airfalcon via iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
- Airfalcon via Android
- Airfalcon via Blackberry
If you need assistance connecting to the wireless network please contact the Computing Services Help Desk for assistance.