To take full advantage of AirOrangeX, the wireless network at Syracuse University, you will need a network adapter (also known as a NIC) that supports 802.11n at 5 GHz. NICs that support both the A and N specifications will meet this requirement, and will be indicated as:
Apple computers already use 5 GHz, but some Windows computers may not. If your computer is not already so equipped, you should consider getting a wireless-N dual-band (or 5 GHz) adapter. USB units are widely available.
The following NIC specifications will also work on SU’s network, but will never be able to take full advantage of 802.11n modes used at SU:
Wireless Access at SU
AirOrangeX (AOX), Syracuse University's high-speed wireless network provides an encrypted secure connection (802.1x) to the SU network.
The wireless network is now available in all University residential facilities, South Campus apartments, and in many University buildings located both on and off campus. All residential facilities have 100% wireless coverage. See our wireless locations and hotspots.
AirOrangeGuest wireless access is also available for SU guests on a temporary basis.