Mobile is the second wireless network throughout campus. Use it to connect mobile devices (phones, iPod touches, tablets, eReaders, etc.) to the campus network. Just open the web browser and log in each semester before doing anything else. Along with this change comes brand new wireless access points, offering better range and reliability.
VoIP is now used for the new phone system throughout campus. This stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. The change allows for a stronger phone system throughout campus, but landline service has been removed from the dorms. Also with this change comes a complete overhaul of the networking hardware, so on-campus network resources should be faster (such as the G-drive).
3. Intranet Phaseout
The intranet is being phased out as most services are put on MyNorthwestern. The Campus Directory and the Informer are among those which have already made the transition.
4. Windows 7 and Office 2010
Windows 7 and Office 2010 have been installed on a vast majority of computers on campus, offering the latest Microsoft software and operating system for students.
NAC is the new Clean Access Agent. Students no longer need to log in every time they connect. They can simply install the program, log in once, and they won’t need to log in on that computer for the rest of the semester.