3GPP2 uses IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n access points for the LANs. You will need an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compliant network interface.
Wireless Ethernet Configuration:
To gain access to the network, you must enter the radio network name within the properties of
your network interface. (On some products this is called the Access Point, ESSID, SSID or 802.11
Infrastructure.) The Network Name is 3GPP2(All characters and case sensitive).
In the TCP/IP properties for your selected wireless Ethernet card, confirm that "obtain IP address automatically from DHCP server" is selected. The server will issue you your address information.
Connecting to the file server:
FTP access is the only supported method of file transfer. To connect from a web browser, simply type ftp://ftp.3gpp2.net in your address bar. You will be connected to the root directory. Current meeting contributions are put in the "Monthly Meetings Current" directory under each TSG directory. If you have a FTP client, simply put in the above IP address in your connection information and use anonymous access. You can upload files and directories to the "Monthly_Meetings_Current" directory only. If you need to delete or rename a file or directory, ask your chairman or the 3GPP2 Network Administrator.
The following table lists each Committee Web server Server address: (this is where you can find the electronic sign in pages)
Notes on Security:
Security is the responsibility of all whom participate on any network. Therefore, it is imperative that all members work together in keeping a safe and clean network. The file servers of each LAN are protected with anti virus software and are kept up to date. Every device on the network should be kept in good housekeeping standards as to not effect the network in a negative manner.
- In order to keep the LANs operating in a tolerable manner, use good judgment on when to perform downloads of historical data. (It is a bad idea to begin a large download during a plenary session.)
- End users need to keep anti virus software updated.
- Take notice to download files before opening them. (Opening files from the file server decreases the performance of the LAN significantly).
- Maintain a connection to the LAN only when needed (this frees up valuable bandwidth.)
- If you are a VPN user, please use your VPN only as needed. VPN tunnels consume a great deal of
bandwidth and should be disconnected when not in use. Please note that the Internet connections are
shared resources, when used accordingly can serve every participant with satisfactory performance.
- If you uncheck or disable "file and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" and you do not have any versions of FTP servers, HTTP servers or any other types of client/server applications running on your PC, your PC and files will not be advertised or visible to others on the LAN. This is a good practice to follow to keep your files secure.
- Protect your sensitive data on properly formatted disk drives. Windows 95/98/Me operating systems do not support secure disk drive formats only "share" level security. Windows 2000 and XP offer file and directory level security, if you are concerned about securing your files; it is recommended that you seek such an operating system.
- The safest measure is to connect to the server, retrieve your files and stop your network card until you need to retrieve contributions again.
- Use a personal firewall software
- Maintain virus definitions
- Make sure your applications have the latest manufacturer's patches and updates.
- Keep only necessary bindings on your network card. (TCP/IP is only needed. You can unbind any other protocols and services for your network card if you only use this card for meetings and/or Internet connections while traveling)