Wi-Fi upgrades will be complete by May
UTS has finalized its plans to upgrade campus Wi-Fi in several high-priority areas. The $100,000 pilot project will occur gradually over the next few months, and is expected to be finished by May of this year. The project was first announced in November.
A total of 90 Wi-Fi access points will be either upgraded or added to 12 buildings on campus.
According to John Kearney, chief information officer with UTS, the process of expanding Wi-Fi should be “invisible” but “in some cases there may be momentary pauses in service.”
Classrooms, conference rooms and lounges have been identified as top priority areas.
A list of building upgrades is below:
DeGroote School of Business
UPGRADE: B105, B106, B107
Kenneth Taylor Hall
NEW: B104, B105, B102, B135
UPGRADE: B110, B121, B123
Togo Salmon Hall
NEW: B105, B106, B107, B120, B126, B128, B130, B125, B180, 122,187, 512
Chester New Hall
NEW: B107, 102, 106, 104
UPGRADE: B180, 183
Alumni Memorial Building
NEW: B130, B130/E, B130/A
McMaster University Student Centre
UPGRADE: B107, B109, Council Chambers, 203, 206, 212
NEW: 136, 162
Burke Science Building
NEW: B119, B103, B155, B135, B136, B139, B142, 119,120, 117, 121, 115, 108, 106, 137, 138, 145, 147
John Hodgins Engineering Building