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CAMPUS AREA WIRELESS NETWORK PROPOSAL
( UITM MACHANG )

This proposal recommends the implementation of Project CAWN (Campus Area Wireless Network) at the University Teknologi Mara, Kelantan branch. The following information and recommendations are necessary for the university to stay on the cutting-edge of today’s campus technology

1.0EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Information Technology Department, UiTM Kelantan has indicated that wireless access improvements are important to students. Specifically, both the 2008/2009 & 2009/2010 surveys reports show the expansion of the wireless service requiring attention. This trend is expected to continue as the proliferation of students with mobile devices increases.

Currently, the internet connections are important to students. Even thought there is a wired network in the campus, the Wireless network is an enhancement to the campus wired network and provides access to on-line resources in areas where wired connections are either not available or not feasible. As a building becomes ‘wireless’ students, staff and faculty can engage in new forms of information gathering and sharing, supporting the University’s mission as a learner-centred institution. Wireless access is also valuable for devices where a wired solution is not practical, such as PDA’s, and for supporting new initiatives such as streaming video and virtual labs. In order to capitalize on this potential, we proposing a CAWN (Campus Area Wireless Network) project to enhance and expand the existing wired network to wireless network. It is expected that the project will take approximately 4 months to complete. The project will include a significant expansion of wireless coverage on campus, an upgrade of the network to 54 Mbps, and the introduction of additional security features such as encryption of wireless traffic and network admission controls which will enable the enforcement of security policies such as up-to-date system patches and virus...

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