Wireless at Amherst College

Submitted by Philip K. Barr

There are currently three appoved wireless standards:

802.11b  Operates in the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Maximum data rate is 11 Mbs.

802.11g  Operates in the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. Maximum data rate is 54 Mbs.

802.11a  Operates in the 5Ghz spectrum.  Maximum data rate is 54 Mbs.

Amherst College has installed 802.11b/g Cisco Wireless Access Points (WAPs) in all of the campus buldings and dormitories. There is also wireless access on the Freshman , Valentine, and Campus Center Quads.