Wireless access expanded to Public Service Center and City of Lakes building

With additional cabling completed in the last several weeks, employees and visitors now have wireless access in two more City buildings: the Public Service Center and the City of Lakes building. These two facilities join City Hall and the Flour Exchange building, which received wireless access last summer.

Thanks to expansion of wireless access, employees going to meetings or visiting another office can access the City network (department drives) and the internet on their laptops or other mobile devices. Improved wireless access will also help contractors, vendors and other guests access their data, documents and work systems when visiting City offices.

How to access the wireless network

With a City-issued laptop: When you visit any of the City facilities with wireless access, your City-issued laptop will automatically connect to CoMnet — a secure network — as long as you have enabled the wireless switch.

To avoid computer problems, be sure to disable this wireless switch when you return to your workstation and hard wire your laptop to connect to the City network.

With a smartphone or iPad: When you visit any of the City facilities with wireless access, you can connect to CoMnet_guest, an unsecured internet access wireless network.  A splash page will appear when you select this wireless network. You must accept the usage statement before it allows you to use the network.

For more detailed instructions, visit Information Technology’s website.  

Wireless coming to additional buildings

Information Technology is working to bring wireless access to the Crown Roller Mill building by the end of January.

The City will be expanding wireless access to the Hiawatha, Currie and Border facilities in 2013; however, completion dates are still pending.

 

Published Jan 16, 2013

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