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Campus Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

Computing and Communications continues to maintain and upgrade the Memorial wireless network. We are now in year 4 of this plan and to date have installed a total of 530 access points on campus.

The primary intent of the WLAN is to provide mobility, ubiquitous access, and the accommodation of private computers on MUNet to facilitate workgroups, teaching, etc. It complements the wired network service by a level of flexibility not otherwise attainable. By installing an appropriate wireless network interface card and obtaining a wireless account, students, faculty, and staff can setup their laptops or other wireless devices to work on campus in the current WLAN service areas.

History of the Project

  • The WLAN project, which started in September, 2003, implemented the management and security infrastructure necessary to support service to the entire campus and access points (the devices that form the inter-connect between the wired network and the wireless network) to distribute service to specific areas of campus.
  • Jan 7, 2004 – C&C offered wireless access to Memorial Students, faculty and staff in strategic areas of campus
  • By the end of January, C&C had completed the installation of 58 access points in selected service areas across campus, covering approximately 35% of the surveyed buildings.
  • Several other University units contributed funding to the project to immediately increase wireless service within their areas.
  • Since October 2008, Computing and Communications has been responding to the increasing demand and utilization of the wireless infrastructure and we have expanded and strengthened the current install base. This has included the re-surveying of key buildings, increasing the number of access points in several high traffic areas, and upgrading the wireless management system.
  • Computing and Communications has continued to respond to the increasing demand and utilization of the wireless infrastructure. We have expanded and strengthen the current install base. This has included the re-surveying of key buildings, upgrading existing Access Points, increasing the overall number of access points in several high traffic areas, and upgrading the wireless management system. To date we have installed a total of 530 access points on campus and have plans in place to continue to grow this number. We are committed to maintaining and upgrading the wireless network going forward based on the needs of our students, faculty and staff.

 

Information Links

For detailed information on the current wireless service, please select one of the following links:

For more information please contact the Service Desk by e-mail: help@mun.ca or phone (709) 864-4595.

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