Improved security for ASU guest network


October 10, 2014

The “asu guest” wireless network is being upgraded to add new security measures to ensure the safety and security of our campus guests who require WiFi access. This enhancement will be implemented on all of the ASU campuses and ASU locations in the next few weeks. 

How is it different?  Image of the desktop access screen for ASU's enhanced guest network. Download Full Image

It’s not very different, and it’s very similar to accessing free WiFi at a Starbucks or the airport. Now guests at ASU will be required to register their email address in order to gain access to the “asu guest” WiFi network.

New look, new security, same 3-step process

The “asu guest” network has a new interface, but still the same three-step process to gain access.  Below is a look at the new desktop and mobile screens.

Similarly, there is still a simple three step process:

1. Connect to the wireless network.
2. Once connected you must open your web browser, and go to the login website – it should automatically go to the network login screen.
3. You will be redirected to the appropriate registration screen.

Other need to knows about the enhanced security to the “asu guest” network:

• After registering once with “asu guest” you will be able to login with the email address you provided.  
• The “asu guest” network requires re-registration every 12 hours.
• The “asu guest” network is rate limited at 2 megabits per second, per user

Other items coming in the future

In the future you will not be able to register on “asu guest” with a User@asu.edu domain email and will be redirected to the ”asu” network to login.

If you have questions, feedback or require assistance to connect to the new "asu guest" network, sign-in to My ASU and select the "Service Center" tab to ask questions, report an issue and get help.

If you need immediate assistance, call 1-855-278-5080.

Historical romance novel next for ASU Book Group


October 10, 2014

The ASU Book Group will discuss "A Discreet Gentleman of Discovery" by Glendale, Arizona writer Kris Tualla from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 29, in room 165 of the Durham Language and Literature Building. Tualla will be in attendance.

The book, part of Tualla’s “The Discreet Gentleman” series, is a historical romance about Brander Hansen, a deaf private investigator in 1700s Norway. Download Full Image

Brander Hansen lost his hearing at age 7, his inheritance at 23. Furious at his father's betrayal, Brander bolts to Christiania and sets himself up as a “discreet gentleman of discovery” – he solves crimes for money.

Up to this point, he has been recovering bad debts and stolen property ­– until he stumbles upon a serial killer. Escorting the Baroness of a bankrupt estate for an arranged marriage to his estranged younger brother, Brander realizes he is following the killer’s deadly path across southern Norway.

Tualla started writing in 2006 with “nothing but a nugget of a character in mind.” She now has two series completed – The Hansen Series The Discreet Gentleman. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime.

"A Discreet Gentleman of Discovery" is available from booksellers, and in e-book format from www.desertbreezepublishing.com.

The ASU Book Group, sponsored by the Department of English, is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students, and the public. For more information, contact Judith Smith, jps@asu.edu.

The next Book Group meeting will be Dec. 3, to discuss “A World Apart,” by ASU staff member Camelia Skiba, assistant to the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. The book, a romance novel, is set in Romania, which is Skiba’s native country.