Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is excited to announce changes and improvements to two of its WiFi networks across Michigan Medicine in November. Michigan Medicine began offering eduroam on November 9 across all of its buildings, including NCRC, the medical school, hospitals and clinics. The eduroam service is a dual band network that allows visitors from other… Read More »
Cross-campus network infrastructure teams have been working together to activate MWireless as the primary wireless network at UM-Dearborn, effective April 1.
ITS is moving MWireless to the faster, more reliable 5GHz channel that is pervasive across campus. Less than 3% of older, incompatible devices must use “eduroam” to stay connected.
A few months ago, we told you about a change to MWireless that was being tested in all ITS buildings (Arbor Lakes, Administrative Services Building, and Boyer.) The change involved having building occupants connect to MWireless using the 5 GHz frequency exclusively, which is now considered mainstream. Older devices that only support 2.4 GHz WiFi—mainly those manufactured before… Read More »
ITS is testing a change to “MWireless”—most devices stay connected using the mainstream 5GHz frequency, but older devices that only support 2.4GHz WiFi must connect to “eduroam”
Long before staff gathered in the Diag to celebrate 200 years of University of Michigan history, members of the ITS Infrastructure network team, supported by WiFi vendor WZC, were working hard to install temporary WiFi in the Diag for this historic event. The team deployed 15 access points (APs): eight wired connections and seven connected via Wi-Fi mesh.… Read More »
In April, the Michigan Medicine community came together to achieve a significant goal – namely to ensure that enhanced security protocols were in place on all wireless devices connecting to the mission critical network. WiFi security for more than 20,000 devices joining the network daily was the first step in a 19-month initiative to make the IT environment… Read More »
For a modern-day student hackathon, a fast and rock-solid WiFi connection is critical to success.
Due to the continued growth of WiFi across the UM-Ann Arbor campus, ITS is adding a new block of IP address space (184.108.40.206/16) to the MWireless network. (Some might be aware the 220.127.116.11/16 address space has been reserved for MWireless, but not yet implemented.) The addition of new IP address space will help ensure the availability of MWireless… Read More »