Australia IPV4 and IPV6
To access to wireless network:
Connect to the SSID called Microsoft Event
Disable all encryption on the wireless connection
No login or password is needed
Your personal device equipped with 802.11 a/g/n* wireless connects you to the internet throughout most of the Convention Centre
Minimum data rates of 18mbps are supported on 802.11g. Clients attempting to connect at lower data rates due to a weak or defective antenna will not be able to do so.
In order to ensure optimum wireless network performance, 802.11b is not supported.
If you can select 5GHz for your wireless adapter, please do so as this will give you significantly better performance.
TechEd offers full IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity for delegates. Based on last year’s success we’re again giving live connectivity with real – upstream providers over the internet.
In order to use IPv6 you will need to have IPv6 installed and turned on. This is the default connectivity with Windows 7 and Window 8.
Your computer will be on the public internet with a public and globally routable IPv6 address. This means you should ensure that you have Firewall turned on as you would at any public network location.
Once you’re connected to the network, you can try and access experimental IPv6 sites, for example:
TechEd is a big network full of casual users so we don’t enforce network log on or certificates like you might expect on a corporate network, therefore, you need to make sure you understand that your own information security is your own responsibility.
Wireless access points of any kind are not permitted at the event. This includes personal 3G or 4G wireless hotspots.
Be a Good Wireless Neighbour
We request that you follow these best practices prior to connected to the wireless or wired networks. This will help enable us to deliver a secure, robust, and dependable wireless experience for all TechEd attendees:
Wireless access points of any kind are not permitted at the event. This includes personal 3G or 4G wireless hotspots. If you are having issues with the provided wireless, please see the help desk in the Expo for assistance.
Ensure that your system is set to infrastructure wireless use only and is not associating to, or broadcasting ad-hoc networks.
Do not use BitTorrent or other Peer-to-Peer file sharing services while connected to the network.
Ensure that your personal firewall software is active
Install all Microsoft critical patches and updates for your operating systems
Download and install the latest anti-virus signatures for your software. Please, do not connect to the network if you do not have anti-virus software
Be aware of the terms and conditions of use.
TechEd Australia 2013 will be held at the award-winning Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), one of the most technologically advanced venues in the country.
Gold Coast Exhibition Centre
Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive
Phone: 07 5504 4000
Yes. The GCCEC has wheelchair access to all areas of the building and main access entrances, including lift access from the car park where there are ample disability bays. The GCCEC also has specially-designed bathrooms on all levels.
If you are interested in any of the TechEd 2013 Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities, please contact:
Head of Events and Sponsorship