Improving the wireless network
25 March 2013
Following the increased demand on the University's wireless network, which has seen peak daily usage of wireless across the University more than doubling in the last calendar year, Information Services is upgrading wireless access points across the University campuses.
The new wireless access points use the latest wireless technology standard to enable improved bandwidth and stronger wireless signal across the University's existing wireless coverage footprint.
Existing wireless access points will be upgraded on a rolling schedule, that will see new points employed across all University buildings by February 2014.
Eileen Brandreth, Director of University IT explains: "As more students and staff are relying on the University wireless network in their day-to-day work, it's important that this network is as resilient and efficient as possible. This upgrade, which is a like-for-like replacement of the existing wireless access points, is a step forward and will increase capacity and result in a better wireless service for the University community.
"We've received some very positive feedback about the upgrades so far; the majority of the work is taking place out of hours and at times that will cause the least disruption in each building" continued Eileen. "Information Services staff are also currently developing a strategy to further improve and develop the University wireless network."