[Attendee] NANOG 63 Wireless Information

Eric Oosting eoosting at netuf.net
Tue Jan 27 04:40:58 UTC 2015


We are excited to announce some changes to the wireless network
for NANOG 63. IETF has graciously offered to loan NANOG brand new equipment
recently donated by Cisco for use at the IETF meetings held throughout the
world. This new routing, switching, and wireless equipment provides much
improved capabilities, but the largest benefit will likely come from the
use of new Cisco 2702i APs. These new APs come with additional antenna and
spatial stream support, as well as 802.11ac support. This is great news for
those of you with shiny new laptops, but we expect improvements due
to .11ac's built in beam forming even for clients that do not yet support
the 802.11ac standard.

Wireless SSIDs:

This change in hardware has provided an opportunity to tune the SSIDs in
use at the meeting. In an effort to simplify and standardize NANOG meeting
wireless information, we have developed the following set of
wireless SSIDs for your use during the upcoming NANOG 63 meeting in San

   - *NANOG *– 802.1X secured using the below user:pass (5Ghz only)
   - *NANOG-2.4only *– 802.1X secured using the below user:pass (2.4GHz
   - *NANOG-legacy *– Open, unencrypted network (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz)

The login information for the 802.1x secured networks is:
User: *nanog*
Pass: *nanog*

We encourage all users with 5Ghz radios to take advantage of
the NANOG SSID. With orders of magnitude more frequencies available and
much less legacy frequency congestion, compared to the 2.4Ghz band the 5Ghz
band is the wave of the future. In addition, this is where all users will
get the best performance based on the 802.11ac technology built into
our APs.

The legacy network is being provided as a courtesy in case of technical
difficulties with joining NANOG, and we hope to limit this networks
availability in future meetings.

NANOG provides dual stack IPv4/IPv6 wireless coverage in the general
session, open seating, breakout meeting rooms, and the common areas in
front and around these meeting rooms. Public areas are covered using a
best-effort approach based on physical access and infrastructure. No NAT or
other translation or capture technologies are in use, and there will
be NANOG DNS servers offering DNSSEC capability.


In addition to the network setup and provided in the meeting space, the
hotel has offered to make a NANOG specific SSID available to all guests and
attendees during the meeting.

   - *nanog-guestroom *– WPA/WPA2-Personal secured network. PSK password

This SSID will utilize the NANOG internet connection, and bypass the
typical NAT/Captive Portal Hospitality gateway that most hotels utilize,
however traffic will be riding over the hotels switching and AP
infrastructure, and as such the operations team has much less visibility
and control over this portion of the network.

The hotel provided guestroom internet access is still part of the
negotiated rate for the room block, so guests of the hotel may feel free to
take advantage of the hotel SSID if desired.


A network help desk will be provided during core meeting hours. The help
desk can assist with any connectivity issues and answer questions.  Support
can also be obtained by sending email to *nanog-eng at nanog.org
<nanog-eng at nanog.org>*.  We have modified our support process and encourage
everyone to utilize these resources. You may wish to include certain
details in your reports, especially related to wireless issues. We suggest
you record your general (physical) location, mac address, and SSID, and
wireless channel, and contact info in any reports, should you experience
any technical difficulties.

We also appreciate any comments and/or feedback; don’t hesitate to relate
your experiences, good or bad.

And, once again, a big thank you to IETF and to Cisco for the use of the
new equipment!

Eric Oosting
Network Architect
eoosting at netuf.net | 404-941-6678
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