Update on the University WiFi upgrade

We’re getting much closer to providing a world-class wireless service across the entire University. Over 84% of student learning spaces have now been upgraded with the new, industry leading Aruba hardware which equates to 73% of the University overall. In total, we are installing 2,100 Aruba wireless access points in 72 buildings across campus in what is one of the biggest programmes of work ever carried out by IT Services. Once completed, the upgrade should provide a super high-speed WiFi network which we hope will significantly enhance our learning, teaching, research and working environment at the University.

The central block of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences is the latest campus building to have the new Aruba hardware installed. The east and west wings are in the process of being surveyed and work to upgrade these areas should begin over the summer.

So far the following buildings have been completed;

Elms Road Computer Centre
Murray Learning  Centre
Computer Science
Main Library
CTL - Phase 1
31 Pritchatts Road
Ashley Building
Strathcona
Oaks Day Nursery (inc Pre School)
Park House Annex
Harding
Sports Pavillion, Grange Road
Alan Walters
Student Hub - C Block
Poynting
University Centre (inc Avon Room)
Met and Mat
52 Pritchatts Road
Estates West
Ash House
Beech House
Cedar House
Arts Building including Mason Lounge
European Research Institute
Muirhead Tower
IRC Net Shape Laboratory
Elms Day Nursery
Geography
Sportex
Hills
Education
Nuffield
Biosciences
Medical School - Central Block
Bramall
Watson
Physics West
Law
Physics East

Should you experience any issues with speed or connectivity in any of the above buildings, please inform the IT Service Desk so that our engineers can attend to any teething problems that may have arisen.