Information about our Wireless Network

What standards are supported by our wireless network?

Our access points support 802.11a/b/g/n on both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands, for a maximum speed of 450 Mbps. Real-world values will be lower depending on interference, your distance from the access point, and the hardware/software combination in your device.

How secure is our wireless network?

HWS-Private uses WPA2 Enterprise encryption. WPA2 encrypts data with the AES cipher, a very high encryption standard.

How fast is a wireless connection?

Wireless provides a network connection slower than a wired Ethernet network but fast enough for most internet activities. The performance of the network will depend on many variables, including signal strength and the power of your device’s transmitter, along with the number of users in the area.

How does the number of users impact the wireless network?

The network speeds will be slower as more users connect through the same wireless access point. The speed you will achieve in an area is a function of the number of number and location of access points relative to your location, along with the construction and shape of the building or outdoor area you are occupying.

Are there any health implications of Wi-Fi signals?

International health agencies have concluded that there is no health implication to Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi signals, along with television/radio signals and visible light, are "non-ionizing radiation" and have no health effects.

Does Bluetooth interfere with the wireless network?

Bluetooth runs on the same 2.4 GHz band, but often transmits at a much lower power and shorter range, so it should not interfere with the network.


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