Visitors to MBARI may use the Institute's public wireless network, subject to MBARI's Acceptable Use Policy. MBARI has wireless network access points in all meeting rooms and common rooms, as well as the Pacific Forum, digital lab, Bldg B cubical areas, and Bldg G. This network allows access to the internet and the internet-accessible computing resources at MBARI. Internal resources are not directly accessible from the wireless network without an MBARI network account. If you need access to the MBARI internal network while visiting MBARI, you will need a user account which has been requested by either Human Resources or an authorized MBARI staff member. You can connect to the internal MBARI network from the wireless network by establishing a VPN connection and entering your MBARI user account and password.
To utilize this network, you will need to have a wireless network adapter (802.11b or 802.11g) and associated software installed in your laptop. The wireless network name (or SSID) will automatically appear as an option in your wireless client software. Some users may have to enter this name by hand in the SSID field of their wireless card software. (In this case, contact the Information Systems group after arriving at MBARI for the proper value to enter. Many general staff members can provide it as well.)
This network allows roaming, which means that your connection will be handed off from access point to access point as you move throughout Buildings A & B. In other words, if you get connected in the Pacific Forum in Building A, you will be connected to the same network (and have the same IP address) if you then move to the Tank View meeting room in Building B.