To take full advantage of AirOrangeX, the preferred wireless network at Syracuse University, you will want to pay attention to what wireless adapter is used on your client device. With tablets, smartphones, and new Apple laptops, you may not have a lot of choice. But for Windows laptops or mobile devices that do have wireless options, make sure that you invest in an 802.11ac adapter, if possible. If 802.11ac is not an option, then look for a dual-band 802.11n offering that supports 802.11n in both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. When ordering laptops from manufacturer sites, look for upgrade options if needed to get 11ac or dual-band 11n. This is money well-spent for the increased performance these technologies give.
AirOrangeX supports these standards, at varying speeds and throughputs:
Please note - 802.11b IS NOT supported on campus. Also, any device that will be used on AirOrangeX MUST support 802.1x authentication and WPA2 Enterprise encryption. ITS does not support pre-shared passwords or any other consumer-grade security options.
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.