Wireless Coverage Issues in Some Locations

Issue/Question

  • Why is the wireless coverage poor in a given location?

Environment

  • Wireless network

Explanation

The following buildings are scheduled for wireless upgrades by Spring 2019:

  • Waldo hall
  • Wiegand
  • Withycombe
  • West Greenhouse
  • East Greenhouse
  • Weniger

The following buildings are known to have wireless coverage issues:

  • Pharmacy
  • Fairbanks - this building is due to be refurbished, so network upgrades are delayed
  • Cordley - this building is due to be refurbished, so network upgrades are delayed

Wireless in the following areas have been recently upgraded (as of Fall 2018):

  • All general purpose classrooms
  • Crops building
  • Magruder hall
  • Nypro

Resolution

The network team routinely assesses wireless coverage in campus buildings for areas that need additional coverage or newer access points. Network funding is used to cover upgrades on a schedule determined by the Director of Network Services. Priority is generally given to areas used by students. Departments have the option to pay for wireless upgrades ahead of schedule.

Most office areas have wired network connectivity that can be used in lieu of the wireless network. For assistance connecting to the wired network, contact the IS Service Desk or your department IT.

Note: OSU's network team are in the process of upgrading all older wireless access points to 802.11nac (does not include Extension sites, Residence halls, or US government locations).

Details

Article ID: 68179
Created
Tue 12/4/18 9:58 AM
Modified
Mon 2/11/19 3:14 PM