Drew Community  

Go Back   Drew Community > General Forums > Technology Discussion
uLogin ID  
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-29-2007, 04:18 PM
Amanda L. Brennan
 
Posts: n/a
Default non-computers on drew wireless

When trying to connect my Nintendo DS to the wireless server earlier, 3 connections labeled "drew" (well, one with a capital D) came up and I wasn't sure which one to use. Does it matter?

Also, er, does the wireless network even work with game systems? The two times I tried to connect, my game froze and shut off. D:
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-29-2007, 09:58 PM
Mike Richichi's Avatar
Mike Richichi Mike Richichi is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chatham, NJ
Posts: 220
Default

Unless it tells you more about the type of connection, you'll just have to try them until one works. Well, except the one with the capital "D" isn't one of ours, so I'd stay away from that one.

There's no reason why the wireless system shouldn't work with your Nintendo DS, except you'll have a hard time communicating off-campus because you won't be able to authenticate to the web page to enable off-campus access. So it may be of limited utility. However, there's lots of variables in how wireless works, especially with embedded and portable devices, and it's hard to be sure any device will work with any access point (although the Cisco ones we use seem to work with far more things than consumer-grade devices do).
__________________
--Mike Richichi
Director of Computing and Network Services
http://depts.drew.edu/cns/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-30-2007, 09:16 PM
Amanda L. Brennan
 
Posts: n/a
Default

is there a WEP key I could put in to make authenticating work?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-31-2007, 12:55 AM
Paul R. Coen's Avatar
Paul R. Coen Paul R. Coen is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 140
Default

Nope, we're not using WEP. It doesn't really provide any security at all, so there's not much point to it. Basically, It's a web application that authenticates you and then creates a firewall rule that allows you to get from our wireless network to the internet.

It may matter which one you use - a couple of those entires could actually be computers that are set up to rebroadcast the SSID of the AP they're associated with, or people just set up random access points.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Gregory R. Everitt's Avatar
Gregory R. Everitt Gregory R. Everitt is offline
Junior Drewid
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Richichi
Unless it tells you more about the type of connection, you'll just have to try them until one works. Well, except the one with the capital "D" isn't one of ours, so I'd stay away from that one.

There's no reason why the wireless system shouldn't work with your Nintendo DS, except you'll have a hard time communicating off-campus because you won't be able to authenticate to the web page to enable off-campus access. So it may be of limited utility. However, there's lots of variables in how wireless works, especially with embedded and portable devices, and it's hard to be sure any device will work with any access point (although the Cisco ones we use seem to work with far more things than consumer-grade devices do).

Does all of this information still apply? I've noticed that to connect to WiFi from the dorms and browse the Web requires that your computer log into some Drew proxy. Does this mean I can't connect my Nintendo DS to the Internet? When I try connecting to "drew" on my DS, the DS finds it, and it sometimes even connects for a bit, but in the end it always tells me that it can't connect to the access point.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-16-2009, 02:49 PM
Mike Richichi's Avatar
Mike Richichi Mike Richichi is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chatham, NJ
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregory R. Everitt
Does all of this information still apply? I've noticed that to connect to WiFi from the dorms and browse the Web requires that your computer log into some Drew proxy. Does this mean I can't connect my Nintendo DS to the Internet? When I try connecting to "drew" on my DS, the DS finds it, and it sometimes even connects for a bit, but in the end it always tells me that it can't connect to the access point.

The good news is we have actual wireless in the dorms. You still have to authenticate through the wireless intercept page, however, so unless you have a browser on the device that can do that, you'll have limited connectivity.

But your problem sounds like that it's having trouble connecting to the access point at all, which is a different problem. We can't test every device's connection to our access points (I have had problems with my Blackberry connecting to my home AP for example), but there may be some client settings on the DS you might need to change, or you might need to fix the type of wireless (b or g). You can try those and see if the behavior is different. It would be also useful to know if you can access other WiFi hotspots, both ones with and without a captive Web logon.
__________________
--Mike Richichi
Director of Computing and Network Services
http://depts.drew.edu/cns/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2009, 07:00 PM
Gregory R. Everitt's Avatar
Gregory R. Everitt Gregory R. Everitt is offline
Junior Drewid
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 65
Default

I have used my DS on my router at home, so that works.

According to the Nintendo website, the DS is compatible with both 802.11b and 802.11g (source). It also says that hotspots requiring logons don't work (source, information appears after clicking "At a Hotspot"). Would it be possible, or legal under Drew policy, to use my laptop as a wireless access point using Internet Connection Sharing or something similar?

EDIT: No, I don't have a web browser for the DS, although such software does exist for the DS and comes built-in with the new Nintendo DSi.

Last edited by Gregory R. Everitt : 10-17-2009 at 07:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-27-2009, 02:41 PM
Gregory R. Everitt's Avatar
Gregory R. Everitt Gregory R. Everitt is offline
Junior Drewid
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 65
Default

It may also be worth noting that I can't connect to the WiFi using my Nintendo Wii, but I can connect it to the Internet with an Ethernet LAN adapter.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.5.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Drew University is not responsible for the content of posts made on this site. All posts and comments reflect the opinion of the author.