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Device networks available within the College Houses

Penn Available Networks


AirPennNet is the University’s campus-wide wireless network permitting secure and convenient network access in campus buildings and residence halls. AirPennNet offers secure access to PennNet (the University's data network), encrypting user data over the wireless airwaves.
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AirPennNet-Help
is a wireless network which delivers a wizard called XpressConnect to assist University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, staff, and guests with a PennKey to configure and connect their devices to AirPennNet.
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AirPennNet-Device is a wireless network which providesfor WiFi access to consumer wireless devices within student residences. AirPennNet-Device does not provide secure encryption therefor AirPennNet is strongly recommended as the University's primary network for wireless access.
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AirPennNet-Guest is a wireless network with limited bandwidth and no encryption, which is set up for use by visitors to Penn.
* This network is not available in the College Houses during the Academic year.
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PennNet is the University's wired enterprise high speed data communication network operated by ISC Network Operations. Via PennNet, faculty, staff, and students can access on campus library resources, electronic mail, bulletin boards, databases, and business applications housed in data center computing facilities. PennNet also provides high speed remote access to educational, governmental, and commercial sites throughout the world via links to the Internet and to MAGPI Regional Optical Network (RON) and Internet2.
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