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Law School Launches New Wireless Network

The George Mason University School of Law has completed installation of a new network that provides wireless connectivity to most of the law school building. The wireless technology allows users who have wireless LAN cards in their laptops to connect to the Internet without physically plugging into an Ethernet connection.The funding for the network was provided by the Law Library and the Law School's National Center for Technology and Law and is primarily for law students, faculty, and staff. The Law School's wireless network uses a special server that requires users to login with their GMU email account (MEMO). This login requirement ensures that unauthorized, outside users cannot access the network. The network uses the same technology that was installed earlier this year in the Johnson Center and Innovation Hall on the Fairfax campus. Users with Mason MEMO accounts will be able to access any of the networks. The university expects to implement additional wireless networks on all three campuses over the next year.