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ETH World 2000-2005

The ETH World program came to an end in 2005. This website is no longer updated and contains archival information about the activities.


Institut für Informationssysteme, Informatikdienste
Projekttyp: Infostructure Elements
Keywords: Wireless LAN, Virtual Private, Network VPN, Network, Internet access, IEEE802.11b

Working wireless means having Internet access without being connected with a cable. Wireless and thus mobile computing improves communication in many areas: lectures, seminars, meetings, or independent work in the student restaurant, library, or dormitory.
The goal of the wireless LAN project is to further the effective use of semi-public space. The project is accompanied by research to explore the possibilities and limits for teaching, research and administration.
A growing number of base stations for wireless access are being installed in the working areas and in the lecture halls at ETH. Users need a client-card for their laptop computers, which they can buy at a subsidized price in the student computer shop.
The access-points for the wireless LAN are:
- two complete buildings (IFW and RZ)
- some lecture halls in the city center buildings and on the H?nggerberg campus
- semi-public spaces, which can be used as working spaces (i.e. study zones in the main building, student restaurants)

2000/07/01 Project start
2000/10/20 Inbetriebnahme 1.Phase: mit 2 Wochen Verzögerung erreicht
2001/04/20 Inbetriebnahme 2.Phase: wegen personellen Engpässen nicht erreicht, zusammengelegt mit 3.Phase
2001/11/20 Inbetriebnahme 3. Phase: wird sich verzögern bis auf Ende 2001
2002/04/20 Projektende
2002/04/30 Project end


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