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Tuesday, June 14 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Session 2: Wireless in Residence Halls over Eight years—What we have learned

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Trying to find the right balance of wired and wireless connections in the residence halls has been an ongoing process at Indiana State University. The installation of wireless access points in 2008 gave students the ability to begin using their wireless devices in their living areas. Once the number of devices per student began to increase, the wireless network became slower at certain times of the day and, especially in higher buildings, interfering devices on the same frequency resulted in occasional disconnects. Because students use their network connections for academic purposes, the University had to back track and suggest using wired connections for academic purposes, such as during test taking. Over eight years, ISU has had to grow and learn to keep up with the growing number of wireless devices for both academic and recreational purposes.

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Amanda Cockrell

Network Engineer, Indiana State University

Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
SU 208A 4505 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154-2008