New, Improved Wi-Fi Installed in Meyer Library

New, Improved Wi-Fi Installed in Meyer Library

Over Spring Break, MSU Networking Telecommunications performed an upgrade of the wireless networking (Wi-Fi)Image of a WiFi symbol infrastructure in Meyer Library. They replaced 57 existing 802.11n access points (APs) from Juniper Systems with 802.11ac Wave 2 APs from Aruba Wireless, and added an additional ten new APs to increase coverage and improve service density, including seven on the first floor. These new access points should be able to handle 2-3 times the number of clients as the previous solution from Juniper, which means faster, more reliable connections for end-users. No change to your current configuration is necessary to take advantage of this new network. If you were connected to the wireless network in Meyer Library before Spring Break, you should still be able to access it today. Nevertheless, Wi-Fi deployments of this size are difficult to get right on the first try (physics!), so be sure to let LIT know if you, or any patrons, experience difficulties accessing the wireless network, or significant decreases in network signal strength, so we can work with Networking and Telecommunications to resolve them.


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