The SLAC Visitor Network
Last updated: February 28, 2014
The visitor network is a SLAC owned network (a subnet of SLAC owned IP addresses) which is outside the SLAC network firewall. Users connected to it are treated as if they were on any commercial or public ISP and will be assigned, via DHCP, a 198.129.n.n IP address. Because you are outside the firewall you should consider your connection very insecure. It is the responsibility of users of the Visitor network to protect their communications, e.g. by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The visitor network is meant for light casual use and to provide an easy network connection for SLAC visitors, collaborators, conference/meeting attendees, vendor demonstration etc. Do not place mission critical applications on the Visitor network.
About the visitor network
Connect by using Ethernet or with a wireless laptop connection. All wireless networking at SLAC is on the visitor network.
The visitor network is available in selected SLAC conference and meeting rooms and in areas supporting wireless networking.
Set your laptop network configuration for DHCP. There are no static or assigned IP addresses available. A DHCP server will provide your laptop with the necessary network information e.g. IP address, gateway address, and DNS addresses.
To print from the Visitor's subnet see Printing at SLAC
Support for the visitor network is on a best effort basis. If a problem is reported we will try to address the issue in a timely fashion. Priority for addressing problems will naturally go to networks which are more critical to the SLAC mission:
Owner: Les Cottrell. URL: http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/comp/net/wireless/visitor_net.htm