ComTech to roll out 802.11n wireless to Central Campus on July 20
Communication Technologies (ComTech) will migrate a number of buildings on Central Campus to 802.11n, the latest Wi-Fi technology, on Friday, July 20 beginning at noon.
This spring, ComTech began moving the campus wireless infrastructure to 802.11n to provide campus with updated wireless technology and to address an increase in the number of wireless devices connecting to the campus network and an increase in bandwidth usage. The new wireless access points are 802.11agn, which allows 802.11n-capable clients to connect at a faster data rate (up to 300Mb/s depending upon configuration and the radio frequency band). The legacy access points have a maximum data rate of only 54Mb/s.
The following Central Campus buildings will experience rolling wireless outages of approximately 30 minutes: Alexander Residence Hall, Avent Ferry Residence Hall A, Avent Ferry Residence Hall B, Avent Ferry Residence Hall E, Avent Ferry Residence Hall G, Bagwell Residence Hall, Becton Residence Hall, Berry Residence Hall, Biltmore Hall, Bowen Residence Hall, Butler Communications Building, Carmichael Gym, Carmichael Recreation Center, Carroll Residence Hall, Case Athletics Center, Cates Avenue Steam Plant, Clark Hall, Dail Softball Stadium, Derr Track, First Year College Commons, Fountain Dining Hall, Greek Village, Grinnells Animal Health Laboratories, Harris Hall, Hodges Wood Product Laboratories, Honors Village Commons, Jordan Hall, Metcalf Residence Hall, Owen Residence Hall, Price Music Center, Pullen Hall, Pulp and Paper Laboratories, Reynolds Coliseum, Shaub Hall, Student Health Center, Talley Student Center, Thompson Hall, Tucker Residence Hall, Turlington Residence Hall, Weaver Laboratories, Weisiger-Brown Athletics Facility, West Dunn Building, Witherspoon Student Center, and Wood Residence Hall.