Wireless Device Requirements

Wireless Device Requirements

Over the last 10 years there have been many different standards and technologies used for wireless networking. However, for performance and security reasons, Irving ISD does not support all of those legacy standards. Prior to connecting, please ensure your device is capable of the following:

Wireless Protocol Support:

    • Wireless network adapter with support for 802.11n or 802.11ac
    • Wireless network adapter with support for 5Ghz frequency.
      • Note: 2.4Ghz support will be phased out in the district as we install more access points capable of covering the campus with 5Ghz.

Wireless Authentication and Encryption:

    • WPA2-Enterprise encryption
    • 802.1x Authentication

Also good to know:

    • For security reasons, and because they interfere with the existing network, personal wireless access points are prohibited on campus.
    • Not all devices are supported on the wireless network. Examples of unsupported devices include, but are not limited to:
      • Amazon Echo
      • Amazon Fire TV Stick
      • Wireless printers
      • Roku Streaming Stick
      • Chromecast
      • Smart TVs
      • Amazon Kindle