Tag Archives: WiFi

HITS announces the rollout of eduroam across Michigan Medicine; improvements to MWireless-UMHS

By | November 11, 2020

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 »

U-M startup SkyGig aims to take 5G to the next level

By | September 17, 2020

Two U-M researchers are steadily building their young company, SkyGig, to bring the next generation of high-speed wireless connectivity to the 5G ecosystem, satellite communications (Satcom), and beyond. Since founding the company in 2019, co-founders Armin Jam and Avish Kosari have attracted $1M in new funding and are now expanding their team to accelerate development and commercialization of… Read More »

Unstable connection? A guide for improving your home internet quality

In this time when so many of us are working and studying remotely, we are increasingly reliant on our home internet service and the WiFi networks within our homes. ITS Network teams, Neighborhood IT, and campus IT partners developed a set of resources to help members of our community improve their home networking experience.

Northwood IV & V get network upgrade

For ITS Infrastructure teams the Labor Day weekend was not a holiday — they were working down to the wire, fighting through bad weather in Ann Arbor to complete work on North Campus to complete a much needed network upgrade to Northwoods IV & V whose apartments are home to many U-M graduate students and their families.  This… Read More »

Taking it outside: ITS adds networking on Ann Arbor campus to assist students

Dependence on the U-M Network has always been strong, but this term it will be used in locations, and ways not seen before. With COVID-19 concerns at a high level, the university has come up with creative ideas to assist our faculty and students, and decrease density in buildings, by creating new outdoor spaces for students to work… Read More »

Michigan Ross alum is helping lower the cost of internet access in Africa

By | February 5, 2020

Connectivity looks very different in emerging markets, and especially in Africa, where historically the cost of internet and mobile devices have prohibited the majority of the population from accessing the internet. That’s now changing, thanks to advances in technology, the falling price of smartphones, and the work being done on the ground by leaders like 2011 Michigan Ross… Read More »

Reduced availability to the MWireless-UMHS WiFi network

Michigan Medicine is taking steps to protect its network and resources, while also encouraging a safe and non-threatening work environment. Beginning June 5, MWireless-UMHS will no longer be available in ambulatory, inpatient, or administrative buildings. The WiFi network can continue to be used in some medical research facilities. “About 5,000 faculty, staff, students, and sponsored users regularly connect devices… Read More »

Unexpected connections: SI student uses technology to help underserved areas

By | February 22, 2019

School of Information graduate student John Traylor knew the work he was doing in Puerto Rico to shore up communications infrastructure some nine months after Hurricane Maria was important, but it wasn’t until the project was finished that he fully understood the impact. That’s when one of the residents came by and uttered one very recognizable word—”Wi-Fi”—and delightedly… Read More »

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 »

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 »