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Wireless network protocol 802.11b to be decommissioned in REZ

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Published: 12 Jan 2011

The wireless protocol 802.11b is outdated (from 1999) and has been replaced with faster protocols in recent years (802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11n). Usage of 802.11b in an area with these other protocols slows all network communications because the faster clients have to wait for the slowest one to complete its processes.

Therefore, 802.11b will be decommissioned on the wireless network in McGill Residences (REZ) at the end of January 2011 and is scheduled to be decommissioned on the McGill campus by mid-2011.

If you are suddenly unable to connect to the McGill wireless network you may need to upgrade your computer's network card.  For assistance please contact the ICS Service Desk (514-398-3398).

 

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