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Wireless Upgrade

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | February 19, 2014 | No Comment |

As an initiative of the College’s strategic plan, a multi-year wireless project to provide the campus with the latest wireless technology in all areas has been approved and funded. The current campus wireless network will be upgraded and expanded throughout the campus buildings and exterior areas with a reliable 802.11n wireless solution that has sufficient capacity and functionality to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Currently, the wireless environment consists of 45% Xirrus wireless. The goal is to have a 100% Xirrus 802.11n solution.

Some project goals include wireless coverage everywhere, including outside gathering areas within campus borders, installing wireless in areas that currently do not have wireless functionality, a high level of wireless security and encryption, and support for common mobile devices such as laptops, tablet computers, and smart phones.

The wireless project will provide benefits to the users through:

  • Reliable access anywhere on campus
  • Sufficient bandwidth which will provide acceptable speed and connectivity
  • Movability from one area to another without having to re-log into the wireless network except for student movement from residence halls to the campus wireless network
  • Network security to protect transmissions
  • Ability to simultaneously connect multiple wireless devices

The project itself is divided into phases that consist of sections (“blocks”) of campus. A detailed wireless rollout schedule can be found at it.cofc.edu/documents/wireless-rollout-plan.pdf.

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