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OpenCayuga, the Open Wireless Network

OpenCayuga is:

  • A wireless network that enables anyone to connect to the Internet using a notebook computer with a wireless network adapter.
  • A free service intended for the students, faculty, staff, and guests of Cayuga Community College.
  • Funded by the Technology Fee paid by Cayuga students.
  • Separate from Cayuga's internal network; the only College resources accessible from OpenCayuga are public resources such as Cayuga's web site.


Unencrypted and Unsecured

OpenCayuga is an open, unsecured wireless network. This means that any unsecured data sent between your computer and the network is not automatically encrypted, and it is possible that someone could view it. Secure data, such as on web sites that begin with https, is encrypted before being sent by your computer, and is reasonably safe from eavesdropping.


Exclusions and Restrictions

OpenCayuga is intended to be used in a responsible, legal, decent, and efficient manner. Examples of inappropriate use include, but are not limited to

  • For commercial or profit purposes.
  • To harass any individual person, group or organization.
  • To attempt to violate any connected computer system's security, including the OpenCayuga network or Cayuga's network.
  • To spread a computer virus.
  • To spread any program designed to violate security, interfere with the proper operation of any computer system, or destroy another user's data.
  • To copy or transfer software or material protected by copyright, patent, trade secret law, or obscenity laws, or any content deemed illegal by federal or state laws.

Cayuga Community College reserves the right, with or without notice, to:

  • Monitor and manage the usage of the OpenCayuga network.
  • Monitor information necessary to report violations to appropriate authorities.
  • Limit or restrict usage to the OpenCayuga network.
  • Discontinue the OpenCayuga service.


Please enjoy... responsibly

Cayuga invites you to enjoy access to OpenCayuga from several areas on the Auburn campus: the Main Building entrance lobby, the library, and the dining and lounge areas on the ground floor of Spartan Hall. Click here to view a map of available wireless access points. Responsible use will be essential to continued availability of OpenCayuga.

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