Faster Wireless at CU AnschutzMay 16, 2017
New technology is going up all around the CU Anschutz campus in the form of new wireless access points (upgraded from 802.11n to the highest standard currently available, 802.11ac for the tech gurus reading). The new access points are not the only new technology, they require higher power to perform which has meant an upgrade to the infrastructure behind the scenes as well. What does it mean for you? The net effect of these technology upgrades means download speeds up to 200 MB/sec with the possibility of 300-400 MB/sec in ideal conditions on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Listen up, because the technology in your computer or device matters as well. Old hardware more than 3-4 years old may not be able to take advantage of the upgraded technology. The new access point technology is more intelligent in its communication with your laptop, smart phone or tablet. If you do have older hardware, it’ll still work as it has in the past.
Brian Stevenson, Wireless Network Engineer and the Network Core team have set up a way to map all assets to buildings. When there are problems or issues, they can now react faster to resolve them. In addition, this allows OIT to be proactive to address any gaps or potential needs before they become issues. Continuous improvement is important to OIT and we are looking at industry best practices, researching new equipment to improve classroom coverage as well as reaching out to our other CU campuses to see what is working for them.
Timeline of upgrades:
- CU Denver: Complete (North Classroom to be completed after construction ends)
- CU Anschutz: In progress (to be completed by fall)