Since November 2019, the managed LAN service is the on-ramp to the network for PCs, printers, servers and similar devices in user locations statewide. This service includes wired and wireless connectivity from each end-station, through a shared Local Area Network infrastructure, to the Managed wide area network backbone and the internet. The service is sold in blocks of eight switch ports. Depending on the number of closets and the number of connections needed in each, OTS will determine how many eight-port switch blocks must be deployed. Connectivity from the site to the OTS network and the Internet is purchased separately (see Regional Ethernet and IWAY).
Wireless LAN access is included in the Managed LAN rate. The service is designed for building residents and guests and requires authentication for state users and identification/validation for guests. OTS will not provide "open" wireless access for the general public.
The following wireless networks are available at all Managed LAN sites:
- LASG_WIRELESS* – Provides access to private agency resources. Only accessible to State PCs with an appropriate certificate installed and users with specific permissions.
- Guest_Portal – Provides Internet access to any device that is capable of registering through a web portal. Intended for general guest access (such as a vendor or outside presenter) and will allow a maximum of 10 hours access per registration.
- LASG_VIP_GUEST – Provides persistent Internet access to devices that are capable of installing a pushed certificate and which allow direct user authentication. The one-time onboarding process is done through a web browser and requires a State user account. Once complete, the device will automatically connect to the LASG_VIP_GUEST network and authenticate silently. Intended for State employees’ legacy and personal devices.
*Note: State issued devices that are configured to use the LASG_WIRELESS internal network will not be allowed to connect through Guest_Portal or LASG_VIP_GUEST for security reasons.