Wireless Connection Instructions (template)

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Wireless Connection Instructions (template)

Postby pete_arnett-p40 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:37 am

[Moderator's note:]The following is a summery of instructions that one stake has provided for their FHCs to connect patrons to the stake wireless system. It is offered here as a template for other stakes to create their own set of instructions.

Since this was created for a specific stake, your local setup and policies may differ.

It should be noted that patrons may connect to the stake system only only where approved by the stake president and family history center leadership.[/Note]

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LDS Desktops/Laptops LDSAccess WiFi, a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN):

updated 23Mar2010

NOTICE: This is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and contains confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all copies of the original file.

The LDS' Internet should only be used for appropriate activity
1) IEEE 802.11g, 54Mbps per access point
2) Network name (SSID): LDSAccess (Service Set identifier)
3) Network Authentication: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
4) Data Encryption type: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
5) Network key: xxxxxxxx (case-sensitive)
6) Wireless client (Widows XP): Microsoft, enable "Use Windows to configure my network settings" Preferred networks set to LDSAccess (Automatic)
7) Meetinghouse Site Filtering and Firewall protection: LDS Church network group "CCN" uses a DSL broadband connection with a Cisco device which is the Church's managed firewall/filter (licensed for 10 devices or up to 50 active devices) which provides filtering and Virtual Private Network (VPN)
8) LDS Extended Access: Blocks known inappropriate material (for example, pornography, weapons information, hate sites, and other known offensive content)
9) Software Required: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), including Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Vista and Windows 7 or later.
a) Microsoft Overview of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security update in Windows XP, Article ID: 815485 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=815485
10) If a patron's device does not connect to LDSAccess, then it is suggested that they need to contact their technical support for a possible upgrade and/or setup

Reference:
LDS Family History Center Internet Use Polices
http://tech.lds.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=182&d=1216689233

Meetinghouse Internet
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/index.php/Meetinghouse_Internet
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Postby abcampa » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:31 pm

tkip should be reconsidered and AES used instead.

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Postby jdlessley » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:36 pm

albert wrote:tkip should be reconsidered and AES used instead.
While AES encription is better, the issue here is compatibility with the largest number of users. While AES is becoming more common there is still a lot of hardware out there that is not AES compatible. Using AES would then lock those without that capability out of using the network.

The same is true of 802.11n versus 802.11g. The better choice would be 802.11n but a large number of users still only have 802.11g capability.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?


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