Wi-Fi Upgrades Made Across Campus Over Winter Break
Wi-Fi 6 Now in Armstrong Hall
SERVICE UPDATE 1/30/20: On January 30, 2020, automatic updates were pushed to University devices to resolve connection issues. If you use a University device and previously had trouble connecting, the update should fix the issue. If you're still experiencing trouble, contact the IT Solutions Center as soon as possible.
The new decade is sure to come with plenty of advancements in technology, and we’re getting a head start with upgrades to campus Wi-Fi! Specialists on the IT Solutions Networking Team worked during winter break to bring improvements across campus. This includes various enhancements to aspects such as speed, coverage, and reliability.
The most exciting upgrade is the switch to Wi-Fi 6 in Armstrong hall, the first building on campus to run fully on this latest Wi-Fi technology. Because of the building’s demand for improvements due to high traffic and a high number of classes, Armstrong Hall was the perfect candidate to pilot Wi-Fi 6. Eventually, Wi-Fi 6 will be expanded across campus.
What is Wi-Fi 6?
Wi-Fi 6 is the most advanced version of Wi-Fi and boasts powerful abilities over previous versions. Enhancements include:
- Four times faster speeds
- Less interference
- Ideal for managing large numbers of connected devices
- Helps extend the battery life of devices
Other Wi-Fi Improvements Across Campus Include:
- New site survey software helps our team fine-tune network coverage and identify interference
- New wireless controllers improve speed and management
Due to the updated network infrastructure, some PC users may have trouble connecting. You may need a driver update in order to experience the new Wi-Fi enhancements.
PC driver updates vary based on your specific device. You may be able to download a driver update yourself by visiting the manufacturer’s website, clicking on their Support page, and navigating to the Drivers section.
Still Have Problems? Get Help from the IT Solutions Center
If you need help connecting to Wi-Fi or updating your driver, contact us! Our experts can help get your device up to speed in no time.
- Submit a ticket online
- Call us: 507-389-6654
- Email us: ITSolutionsCenter@mnsu.edu
- Stop in: Wissink Hall 121