Cutting the Wire: A Partnership to Develop a

Cutting the Wire: A Partnership to Develop a

Cutting the Wire: A Partnership to Develop a Secure, Completely Wireless Campus Scott Lloyd Tim Gorisek Southern Business Communications Paul Goransson Anthony Delli Colli Meetinghouse Data Communications Ed Boyd Charles Taylor Chad McDonald Jim Wolfgang Georgia College & State University Cutting the Wire: A Partnership to Develop a Secure,

Completely Wireless Campus Copyright James Wolfgang,2003. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University 97,000 Tons of Diplomacy

The USS Carl Vinson Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The GC&SU Wireless Project University System of Georgia Proof of Concept Avoid costly mistakes

Beyond the classroom and residence halls Engineer the network Protect the University and the University System Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University University System of Georgia - Funding Southern Business Communications - Engineering Meetinghouse Data Communications - Security

Enterasys Networks - Equipment Wireless LAN Marketplace Market Penetration of Wireless LANs by Sectors 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

Overall M arket Education Healthcare Government M aufacturing Other Sectors

International Data Corporation, an independent research company, projects total revenue for access points will top $1.7 Billion by 2004 Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Focus on the Network Beyond the Plug & Play Engineering a network that is efficient and affordable 100% Coverage Scaling beyond the traditional in a challenging environment

Dependability 7 X 24 expectations in a new deployment model Manageability Configuration, upgrades, maintenance and trouble shooting Physical Security of Equipment Protecting investment with convenient administrative access Documentation As Built drawings of network infrastructure Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University

Southern Business Communications Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Coverage Main campus Residence halls Satellite campus 1-2 block perimeter area The Brick Restaurant

Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Components Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University

Wireless Network Components Wireless Access Points 95 Enterasys RoamAbout R2 180 Omni-directional Antennas Cables, Amplifiers, Splitters Bridge Link to Perimeter Areas Mounted on Radio Tower Wireless Network Interface Cards (NIC) (Demonstrated Compatibility) SMC, Cisco, Enterasys, Compaq, D-Link, Dell, Orinoco Radius Servers Funk Steel Belted Version 3 - Solaris Equipment Supported Windows 2000, 98, NT, XP, ME, MAC OS X

PDA iPAQ CE 3.0 Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Laptops, PDAs & Desktops The Security BILL HUSTED 09-18-2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution On a quick drive through Atlanta

---from its residential streets to the downtown business districts--even a klutz of a computer hacker has literally hundreds of chances to view everything from your credit card information to confidential business Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Focus on Security GC&SU announces WLAN Includes future plans for enhanced security

Wireless security problems close to home? Atlanta TV reports possible WLAN security breach at a key location GC&SU temporarily curtails WLAN access Expedites plans for security solution Meetinghouse Solution 802.1X protocol required for all users of the WLAN Multi-platform support Interoperability Enhanced security Beta Program Georgia College & State University

Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Meetinghouse Data Communications Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Challenges Immaturity of testing equipment Pioneering efforts Traffic simulation Historical buildings Camouflaged installation and transmission

Roof top antennas (white cabling blending into architecture) Penetration issues in older buildings and the great outdoors Enforcing networking policies Required 802.1X security software (manual configuration) Required 128 bit WEP NICs compatible with RoamAbout R2 Mixed operating systems, NICs, and firmware versions Dealing with users denied network access Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University Next Steps - Continued Success

Continue Partnership Collaborative development Geographical Expansion Main Street, Milledgeville, GA New Campus Residence Apartments The Historic District Rural Georgia Feature Expansion Enhanced wireless security PDAs - campus police & physical plant Innovation contest Best Practices

Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Future Network Issues Lifespan of 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11? Upgradeability Compatibility Expanding availability of end user devices Competition Signal interference Regulatory restrictions

Funding to stay current Differences between higher education and the corporate environment The digital divide between the have and have not institutions

Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Lessons Learned Allow time for researching and evaluating emerging technologies It will take longer than you thought it would!!! Real life in higher education is not the same as real life in the corporate world

Homogeneous hardware deployment streamlines the effort Be prepared to consider external factors The final product will be the result of continuous reengineering Partnerships require an ongoing, open communication plan If you build it They WILL come Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Benefits

Mobility and seamless coverage Flexibility for educational locations Every classroom becomes an electronic classroom Reduces overload on lab facilities No Is this a wireless area? questions Addresses the Total College Experience Opportunities for innovative activities Opportunities for cooperative corporate interaction Network contingency/redundancy Take the office to the students Develop Learning Communities And....................................................

Georgia College & State University Georgias Public Liberal Arts University The Real Story Its convenient. You dont have to have a plug. You can eat lunch or be on the front campus conversing with friends and download your class notes or get the professors actual lesson. Bo Luttrell, Chemistry Major

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