End-of-Life for Dragonfly2
DragonFly and DragonFly2 are wireless networks for devices that cannot process the higher security standards used by DragonFly3. To simplify the use of wireless networking at Drexel, the DragonFly2 network was removed from service after spring term 2012.
Currently, most wireless devices support DragonFly3, including all current Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and iPod systems, along with many other computers, smartphones, and appliances. If your device does not support DragonFly3, you should configure it to use DragonFly.
If you configure DragonFly, you’ll need to know the DragonFly security key. This key can be found in the DrexelOne portal by clicking on the "DragonFly Registration" link under the "Drexel" tab in the "Technology Services" box. Configuration instructions and the security key are also available on the IRT Web site at http://www.drexel.edu/irt/networks/wireless/dragonfly.
Lab managers and interested users might like to know that DragonFly and the old DragonFly2 networks were nearly identical. Both required Wi-Fi MAC address pre-registration using the DrexelOne portal. Both shared the same IP subnet and IP address range. The only difference between the two networks was the length of their WEP security keys: a 64-bit key is used for DragonFly compared to a 128-bit key that was used with DragonFly2.
An email reminder regarding the end-of-life of DragonFly2 was sent to individuals using DragonFly2 prior to the June 18, 2012 decommission date.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the IRT Help Desk at 215-895-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.