29 Oct '13, 9pm

Drawdown will add strain to Camp Leatherneck's massive Wi-Fi network: As the military continues to co... #marines

As the U.S. military continues to consolidate bases in Afghanistan, the densest personal-use Wi-Fi network in the country — set up and run by DRS Technical Services at Camp Leatherneck in the Washir District — is getting even denser, adding hundreds more users and pushing the limits of wireless communication. Given this situation, constant vigilance is required to ensure that everyone can connect with loved ones back home, says Jean Chambers, the Marine Corps base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) chief. So the garrison command has to constantly sweep living quarters for unauthorized devices interfering with the network. DRS began installing Camp Leatherneck’s 2000 Aruba Networks access points back in 2009. Before then, Internet options were limited. One either had a commercial service installed in one’s quarters for a hefty $90-plus a month, or one fought the crowds ...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131029/NEWS04/3...

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