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About LAWN - News & Outages

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In order to keep you informed, we post news items and outage alerts. They are listed below in chronological order.

7/30/12 GTother goes live!
GTother is the new SSID for devices shared devices or devices that cannot authenticate to WPA Enterprise. Details....

5/14/10 GTwpa is now a production service!
We have completed a year-long pilot of GTwpa, which included a variety of configuration changes and infrastructure hardening steps. Details....

4/26/10 GTwpa Testing
We are in the final stages of piloting GTwpa, and will soon transition the service into production. Please help us test GTwpa Details....

4/26/10 GTvisitor Transition Update
As scheduled, on Monday, April 5, 2010, the Georgia Tech Hotel transitioned from FASTPASS to GTvisitor. Next, we will shut down FASTPASS on May 10, 2010 Details....

4/2/10 GTvisitor
GTvisitor goes live! Details....

3/20/09 GTwpa Pilot
You might have noticed a new wireless network, GTwpa, available around campus in addition to GTwireless and FASTPASS Details....

3/19/09 LAWN login updates
Lawn login adds support for sessions, scanning, device login and handhelds Details....

1/20/09 Security Notice: Worm found in wild (Downadup/Conficker)
A worm has been discovered in the wild that affects all Microsoft Operating Systems that are not currently patched. Details....

10/03/08 Fall 2008 LAWN Updates
News on beaconing, outdoor wireless, classroom and library upgrades, and the updates to the website. Details....

10/01/08 Sponsored Guest Features Move to Passport
Starting today, all guest accounts created on LAWN after October 8, 2008, can be managed via Passport. Details....

11/21/07 LAWN maintenance from 5:30-6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The LAWN (Local Area Wireless and Walkup Network) will be unavailable from 5:30-6:30a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2007 for system maintenance.

11/14/07 LAWN maintenance from 5:30-6:30a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The LAWN (Local Area Wireless and Walkup Network) will be unavailable from 5:30-6:30a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2007 for system maintenance.

08/01/07 Summer 2007 Wireless Expansion Update
Updates on an additional wireless LAWN address range, migration to wireless controllers, and outdoor coverage. Details....

05/04/07 LAWN Device Login now available
Starting today, using the LAWN Device Login Web page, users can authorize additional network devices for use on LAWN. Details....

09/07/06 LAWN growing pains - Resolved
Many users have noticed a variety of issues that the LAWN has had since the beginning of the semester. Details....

08/04/06 Wireless LAWN IP address range moving
On Thursday August 10, 2006 between 6-7:30AM the wireless LAWN IP address range will move. Details....

04/06/06 Please take the 2006 OIT WiFi Survey
IT wireless team is soliciting feedback on campus WiFi services. Details....

09/08/05 DNS rules changed for unauthenticated users
Details....

06/07/05 Sponsored Guest LAWN Accounts
Faculty and Staff can now sponsor short-lived guest accounts on LAWN. Details....

05/12/05 FASTPASS coverage is expanding
FASTPASS, the commercial wireless network for campus visitors, is being expanded to the rest of the Georgia Tech campus. Details....

03/25/05 New LAWN firewall rules in place.
OIT has made several changes which enhance security and also allow for greater departmental and individual control over the use of services on LAWN and within departments. Details....

01/04/05 The LAWN is expanding
Beginning this Thursday January 6, 2004, the LAWN will expand to include a larger group of addresses available for users. Details....

11/12/04 LAWN website update: LAWN Forums now available
Several of the pages on the LAWN website now include forums, where LAWN users can post, answer and discuss issues related to the LAWN network. Details....

11/12/04 LAWN website update: New Help and Login status
The LAWN website has been updated to include a new Help section and LAWN login status. Details....

8/23/04 Wireless Support Schedule
Need help setting wireless on your laptop or PDA? Want to learn more about the LAWN, or about wireless in general? Details....

8/16/04 - LAWN login and website go live!
The new LAWN login and website are now live. Details....

7/21/04 - Help test the new LAWN login page
OIT is preparing a new login page for logging into the LAWN network and you can help test it. Details....

7/21/04 - New LAWN information website to launch soon
OIT is preparing a new LAWN network website, and you can view a sneak-preview of it Details....

6/05/04 - Getting Real with Wireless - OIT Update Spring 2004
After three years of operating the Georgia Tech LAWN, OIT would like to encourage campus constituents to become more comfortable with this often misunderstood service. Details....



 
   

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