Tag Archives: MWireless

MWireless frequency change brings improved WiFi Oct. 15

In February, ITS Infrastructure made a change to MWireless in ITS buildings to reduce network congestion and provide a more reliable wireless experience by switching to 5GHz exclusively. Later in April, the same change was made at Michigan Ross with success. Starting October 15, 2018, the change will be in effect campus-wide. The decision was made by the… Read More »

Changing the channel of MWireless: Improving your WiFi experience

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 »

MStaff 200 brings WiFi to the Diag

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 »

Wireless network update a success – what’s next?

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 »

New IP block added for MWireless

Due to the continued growth of WiFi across the UM-Ann Arbor campus, ITS is adding a new block of IP address space (35.3.0.0/16) to the ​MWireless network. (Some might be aware the 35.3.0.0/16 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 »