August 20, 2021

WiFi Infrastructure Replacement Status August 20, 2021

  • Studio publicity still of Hedy Lamarr for the film The Heavenly Body (1944). Hedy Lamarr is often credited with conceiving of WiFi as we use it today.
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The Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations teams wanted to let the community know that the WiFi Infrastructure replacement project is proceeding well. A quick summary of the current status:

  • Hardware is installed in the Residence Halls. Each room with a bed has received a wireless access point. However, about 35 rooms in the Apartments are occupied. The hardware will be installed when the rooms are vacated before the start of the CAS Fall term.
  • The outgoing WiFi infrastructure will be turned off in the Residence Halls by August 25, 2021.
  • Hardware for the Academic and Administrative areas has not been received due to the Global Chip Shortage. This doesn’t yet impact the planned timeline.

If you are in the area of the Residence Halls, check out our guide for getting connected to the PioNet-Resident and PioNet-Guest networks.

To read more about the project and see more timely updates, please visit the 2021 WiFi Infrastructure Replacement project page.