Deploying Wireless Technology in the Technology Buildings on the Campus of Elizabeth City State University
The 2005-2006 Wireless Networking Team project involved installing and
configuring access points in two locations on the campus of Elizabeth
City State University where antennas will have one hundred percent coverage
throughout each building. These two locations are the Technology building
(Dixon Hall) and the Math and Computer Science building (Lester Hall).
Researchers on the 2005-2006 Wireless Networking Team conducted site surveys
and chose appropriate antennas for the access points. In order to choose
an antenna the students conducted a site survey along with antenna calculations.
The site survey, used for antenna selection, included coverage area, maximum
distance, indoor location, outdoor location, and antenna signal strength
factors. Mac address filtering was used to improve the security of the
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Without this filtering technique any
wireless client can join the network with knowledge of the Service Set