Network Upgrade Summer 2017

Singles Complex, Bradley Hall, Westlake Hall, GCC and Olin Hall

wifi-iconThe University has undertaken a significant project to upgrade the network infrastructure and wireless technology across campus. We are increasing our network backbone from 1Gbps to 10Gbps, and moving to a 5GHz wireless standard with increased coverage and capacity. Phase I of the plan was completed during the summer of 2016, and included replacing a portion of the core network infrastructure and upgrading the Library network, more than doubling the number of wireless access points (APs) in the building. Phase II was completed over the fall of 2016 and included upgrading the Access Points in Wycoff, Heitz, Geisert, Williams, University, Harper, SAC and St. James.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, we will begin the building-by-building upgrade of network equipment in Bradley Hall, Westlake Hall, Olin Hall and the Singles Complex. There will be multiple steps to the upgrade resulting in intermittent service interruptions, which will be communicated as effectively as possible.

The goal is to have this work completed prior to the start of the 2017 Fall semester. Crews will be working in the scheduled halls between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are in the scheduled halls, please use the wired connections as the wireless network will have outages throughout the upgrade.

An installation schedule will be provided with the anticipated dates IRT staff will be in each building posted here and on Twitter @bradleyhelpdesk as we progress through the project:

Schedule

Building

Install Date

Floor

Bradley Hall June 21 4th floor - completed
July 12 3rd floor - completed
July 14 2nd floor - completed
July 20 1st floor - completed
Westlake Hall July 14 3rd floor - completed
July 24 2nd floor - completed
July 25 1st floor - completed
June 28 - 29 Lower Level - completed
Olin Hall July 25 1st floor - completed
July 28 2nd floor - completed
GCC July 26 1st floor - completed
July 28 2nd floor - completed
Elmwood Aug. 1st completed
Lovelace Aug. 7th completed
Wendle Aug. 1st completed