As we wrap up the network upgrade before the start of classes on Wednesday, I'd like to share a brief update on the network upgrade: We're almost done!
Today, the network engineers updated HFA and Imholte. We hit some unexpected problems this afternoon in HFA which caused delays and some outages. Engineers are wrapping up the work in HFA right now (6:00 p.m.) although most of the building should have been back on the network since late afternoon.
Tomorrow, we'll upgrade Humanities and Student Center. We may have a few things to finish in the Student Center on Wednesday morning, but all the classroom buildings (including Humanities) will be ready for Wednesday classes.
When planning the campus network upgrade, we tried to schedule our activities to be completed before the start of classes. We appreciate everyone's patience as we finish up this important upgrade!
We do plan to go back to several areas on campus to expand our wireless coverage. For example, some of the residence halls have poor signal strength in some rooms. We will also measure network performance to see if we need to expand the wireless in other areas, focusing first on student areas.
Again, I'd like to thank everyone for their help and support in our effort to provide a "faster, better, stronger" campus network!