The campus wireless network uses industry standard Wi-Fi technology that is compatible with IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g wireless networking cards that are included with most portable computing devices: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-fi
To connect to the wireless network, consult the campus wireless coverage map to locate the available locations. Since signal strength can very depending on how far away from the access point the wireless device is located, best results can be achieved by staying within these areas.
A note on wireless security
The open nature of wireless networks is designed for the ease of use but caution should be exercised with the data you choose to transmit over the wireless network. Data that is transmitted via a wireless network can be received by other wireless devices that are participating. Please ensure all sensitive data (especially userids and passwords) you transmit over the wireless network is done so in a secure/encrypted fashion, ie https, imaps, ssh, etc.
All popular current web browsers already support encrypted connections (https).
Instructions for configuring Thunderbird or Outlook Express e-mail clients for secure imap (imaps) can be found here.
Putty is an excellent terminal application for Windows that supports encrypted shell (ssh) and can be downloaded from here: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe