Tag Archives: WiFi

It’s a wrap! Campus WiFi Upgrade and WiFi on the Diag are complete

On Friday, September 7, 2018, ITS held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the steps of Hatcher Graduate Library, in the iconic central Diag, to mark the completion of two projects: the Campus WiFi Upgrade Project and WiFi on the Diag. The event began with remarks from Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Ravi Pendse. Pendse reviewed the… Read More »

You’re invited: Celebrate Campus WiFi projects Sept. 7

Please join us to celebrate the completion of the Campus WiFi Upgrade and WiFi on the Diag projects. Because of these projects, WiFi was upgraded in over 250 buildings on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and made WiFi available on the Diag for the first time. All are welcome to attend! Steps of Hatcher Graduate Library 913… Read More »

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 »

Campus WiFi upgrades near completion as WiFi on the Diag breaks ground

For the past three years, a dedicated team within ITS Infrastructure has been working hard with Facilities and Operations (F&O) staff, to improve WiFi in 275 buildings that make up the heart of the Ann Arbor campus. The Campus WiFi Upgrade project is scheduled to complete on-time at the end of August, 2018, and has vastly improved connectivity… Read More »

HITS lends a hand to successful Patient Experience Expo 2018

Michigan Medicine recently hosted a week-long celebration of patients and their families. A number of events throughout the week brought together faculty, staff, students, patients, and their families to honor, discuss, and engage in all aspects of the patient experience. The Patient Experience Expo, held on April 24, was especially festive, and HITS was there to join in… Read More »

ITS announces approval for project to install WiFi on the Diag

Information and Technology Services has received funding approval to install WiFi in portions of the Diag. In September 2017, Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar and CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad announced an initiative outlined as part of their platform to install WiFi on the Central Campus Diag. At the request of students and with the support of… Read More »

At what cost WiFi?

By | April 24, 2018

A recent “Inside Higher Ed” article examines how colleges, including U-M, are committing considerable resources to keep up with students’ expectation that wireless internet should be free, fast, and everywhere. The U-M Ann Arbor campus embarked on an ambitious Wi-Fi upgrade five years ago that required meticulous planning. In some areas the wired network had to be extended, and new wireless… 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 »

WiFi update

This month is all about parking…U-M faculty, students and staff will now begin to see improved WiFi coverage in several parking structures around campus. Students at Northwood apartments are seeing improvements in their WiFi, and work also continues on buildings that play an important role in supporting operations for the U-M campus. Check out our current progress. Recently… Read More »

WiFi update

The project hit an important milestone last month, as we went over the 12 million square foot mark of building space upgraded. Work continues on buildings that play an important role in supporting operations for the U-M campus. Check out our current progress. Recently completed: Wolverine Tower, 305 W. Liberty, Weidenbach Hall Currently under construction: Varsity Drive Building,… Read More »

Secure your home wireless network

If you use a wireless internet connection at home, secure your network so that only those you allow can access it. There are two basic steps to securing your home wireless connections: Update all your Internet-enabled devices with the latest operating systems, web browsers, and security software. This includes any mobile devices that access your wireless network, such as… Read More »

UM-Flint wireless and network upgrades

By | February 20, 2018

This past year, UM-Flint ITS began a push to overhaul and upgrade the wireless network on the Flint campus. The wireless infrastructure upgrade entered phase one as the equipment purchased in 2010 has finally reached the end of life and end of support stage. Phase one of the project included all university-owned buildings south of the Flint River,… Read More »

WiFi update

It may be cold outside, but WiFi upgrade work still continues on buildings across the Ann Arbor campus.  Many of the buildings currently under construction or design play an important role in supporting operations for the U-M campus. Check out our current progress. Recently completed: Arbor Lakes Bldgs. 1, 2, 3, Central Power Plant, Marie Dorothy Hartwig Administrative… Read More »

WiFi update

Wow, have we come a long way! Eighty percent of in-scope buildings are completed. The team has upgraded 156 buildings to date as part of this effort.  Work in academic buildings is mostly complete, and upgrades in the remaining residence halls and administrative buildings are moving quickly. Check out our current progress. Recently completed: Facilities Services Building A.… Read More »

WiFi update

Moving through its final year, the Campus WiFi Upgrade project continues to complete WiFi upgrades across campus at a steady pace. Check out our current progress. Recently completed: Business Admin Executive Dorm, Argus Building, Robben W. & Aldyth Fleming Administrative Bldg., Pellston Biological Currently under construction: Facilities Services Building A. B. &C, Glenn E. Schembechler Hall, Arbor Lakes… Read More »

WiFi update

Students are back on campus and WiFi usage continues to grow!  The Campus WiFi Upgrade project continues to complete WiFi upgrades across campus at a fast pace.  Check out our current progress. Recently completed: Institute for Social Research (ISR), Wallace House, Madelon Pound House, Michigan Square (CEW), Ross Academic Center, Detroit Observatory, Boyer Building, Physical Properties Building, LSA… Read More »