Campus Wireless Service Continues to Expand
In an ongoing effort to enhance connectivity for students, faculty, and staff, IT Services has been busy updating and expanding the campus wireless network.
The project began in October 2016, with two main objectives: (1) upgrade 1,220 older wireless access points to the latest model, improving reliability and throughput; and (2) provide full coverage within select buildings, improving wireless service in high user-traffic areas. For every location, the project team performed thorough site surveys, prepared detailed wireless access point location drawings, configured wireless access points, provisioned wireless networks, and coordinated with customers before the implementation to minimize the work’s impact on them.
By May 2017, the team had upgraded 315 and added 350 wireless access points in 25 campus locations. During spring break, 424 additional access points were deployed at Dykstra and Hedrick Halls.
Currently, IT Services is upgrading Ackerman and expanding wireless service to Wasserman Football Center, Geffen Academy, and External Affairs. Over the next year, our team will complete an upgrade/expansion in at least 30 more buildings and outdoor spaces to further extend coverage to our community.