I’m pleased to formally announce the completion of the residential wireless Internet initiative. This fall, the Information Technology team added more than 100 wireless access points to campus residential facilities, bringing wireless to every residence room on campus. In addition to installing the 100 access points, the project involved installation of a new wireless controller and doubling the number of IP addresses available for wireless connections on campus. The additional IP addresses double the number of wireless connections that can occur simultaneously across campus.
Since September, the wireless Internet has added or expanded coverage to the following facilities: the Living Learning Center, Willow, Hemlock, Hickory, Laurel, Maple and Oak. The Student Government Association played a critical role in bringing this project to completion. In addition, I would like to recognize the efforts of Jeff Sernell and the IT team that worked diligently in all phases of the project including: designing and testing wireless coverage, installation and wiring of access points, installation of the new wireless controller, coordination with CSSD to program new equipment, and troubleshooting and debugging the new wireless infrastructure.