[Web4lib] wifi support fo cell phones

Murray, Karl murrayk at myjdl.com
Thu Apr 9 13:25:21 EDT 2009

We have a very similar setup here with Bluesocket. I have not seen anyone request using a cell phone on the wireless yet but I'm sure I will. I haven't seen a workaround to the authentication so they would have to authenticate the phone with a built in web browser just like a laptop if this was going to work. Without authentication via the web interface the wireless won't accept any traffic.

Karl Murray
Information Systems Technician 
244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517)788-4099 ext 250

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Alma Garcia
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 12:10 PM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: [Web4lib] wifi support fo cell phones

Just looking at what other sites might have in place for this type of service.

Many newer cell phone have the ability to use WiFi connections.  Have any sites developed policies around this?  Do you allow anyone on, or is it restricted to staff/faculty.  We currently use Bluesocket to require users to authenticate from their laptops, if you have some type of authentication, like this, how do you allow users on your WiFi connection from cell phones?

Or, do you just not allow it.

Alma García                     Library Systems Administrator
Mills College Library           510-430-2021
5000 MacArthur Blvd.            510-430-3155 fax
Oakland, CA  94613

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