LAHC information technology
- Who can access the LAHC Wireless Network?
- What do I need to connect to the wireless network on campus?
- Which wireless network cards will work?
- Which operating systems are supported?
- What network architecture is being used?
- Can I access everything from the wireless network that I can from a computer in the campus computer lab?
- Where on campus can I connect to the wireless network?
- How fast is the LAHC wireless network?
- How secure is the wireless network?
- Can I run my own wireless service?
- How do I access the campus wireless network?
- If you are a current student and wish to access to college wireless network, please follow the academic login instructions.
- If you are a faculty or staff with Los Angeles Harbor College, please follow the Academic login instructions for faculty.
- If you are a visitor, vendor, consultant or guest with the college, you can access to the college wireless network through a guest account. A guest account will be issued by the LAHC IT department upon request from Harbor College department chair or office manager. A guest account and password will only be valid for the date/time of the visit.
Los Angeles Harbor College Wireless Network is available for faculty, staff and current students between the hours of 6am. to 11:00pm. Visitors, vendors, consultants, or guests can also access the college wireless network if a guest account is requested by a Harbor College department or office.
You will need a laptop that has built-in wireless capabilities or a wireless card. Older laptops that do not have built-in wireless networking capabilities require a wireless network adapter that plugs into your laptop’s PCMCIA slot.
Most of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless cards will work with campus wireless network.
On the Intel platform, we support Windows XP, and Vista. For Macintosh, we support Mac OS 9 and Mac OS 10x.
The Harbor college campus is currently using 802.11a/b/g standard also known as “Wi-Fi”.
No, Internet is the only available resource in the wireless network. You still need to go to computer lab to access to academic software and/or printing.
Wireless access is available in most of classrooms, buildings, and adjacent areas. Please check out online map for location coverage.
With the 802.11g wireless standard you can have a connection of 54 Mg/sec at best. The connection speed depends on the distance and the number of people sharing the access point.
In short, it is not secure!
Due to its nature, wireless networking is a broadcast-medium. You should be aware of the inherent risks of using a wireless network and use the network accordingly. Example, using credit card for online purchasing is not recommended on a wireless
Unless approved by Information Technology Department, an unauthorized wireless access point will be disconnected.