WVSOM maintains Wide Area Network connections on two diverse paths that provide 1 Gb each of bandwidth to the Internet. The WVSOM network is registered with ARIN and uses Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to fully utilize both Internet Service Providers (ISP) concurrently. Our network staff is responsible for managing the overall traffic of the network, prioritizing the most critical applications servicing the campus and monitoring the proper usage related to Peer to Peer networks and prevention of copyright infringement downloads. These responsibilities adhere to those outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy of WVSOM information technology resources.
Access across the WVSOM network utilizes several VLANS that rely on Active Directory (AD) groups for privileges to the various IT resources. Security of the network is enhanced by these VLANs and the AD logins used by faculty, staff, and students. This security frame is used by the wired and wireless portions of the network. As users log in, determinations are made for their appropriate VLAN and the associated security privileges.
The wireless infrastructure broadcasts the following connections:
The WVSOM Guest network is intended to provide Internet access for:
Students and employees access the network using the same school-issued username and password that they use for e-mail.
Visitors can create an account for Guest access. They will be prompted for identifying information (name, e-mail address, phone number) and will be required to acknowledge an Acceptable Use Guest Network statement. All guests are expected to follow the WVSOM Acceptable Use Policy
To access the Guest wireless network, select WVSOM-Guest on your device’s wireless network choices. You must open an Internet browser to complete initial access to the WVSOM-Guest network. Your browser will be redirected to the sign-on page
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eduroam is a secure world-wide federated Wi-Fi roaming service. As a member insitution, WVSOM faculty, staff and students are able to access Wi-Fi when traveling to other eduroam member locations. It also lets visitors from participating eduroam institutions login to WVSOM Wi-Fi without the need for guest Wi-Fi accounts.
Note that when using eduroam off campus, the authentication component provided by WVSOM is only used to obtain network access; each eduroam Institution supports and manages the underlying wireless equipment, networks, and their policies. If you have issues connecting while visiting a remote location, you should contact their local support for assistance. Maps of participating institutions can be found on eduroam.org here and incommon.org.
The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) is the simplest way to configure eduroam on all of your devices. eduroam CAT provides automatic wireless profile installers for most of the commonly used mobile device platforms including Windows, OS X, Apple iOS, Android, and most Linux distributions. The installers generated by CAT are digitally signed and ensure your device will only connect to genuine eduroam networks and authenticate with only the official WVSOM authentication servers.
To get started using eduroam CAT:
There are a few things to be aware of when using eduroam:
If you need additional assistance in configuring your device for eduroam: