Wireless Improvements

Smartphone RadioAt the end of every school year, we survey SJU students to find out how we can provide better technology services and enrich your learning experience.  Throughout the year, you voiced concern about the speed and reliability of the wireless network. We understand that this was not conducive to your educational and living experience and as a result we made changes.

During the summer months, our Networking team upgraded nearly 40 campus locations with faster, more consistent wireless controllers, powered by Ruckus Wireless. To give you a sense of what this means, nearly 400, or almost half of the 803 wireless access points currently installed across campus, were upgraded. We expect that all of this work will result in faster, more reliable wireless connectivity from Rashford Hall to the Morris Quad Townhouses, and everything in between.

photoEighteen student residence halls were upgraded:

Ashwood Hall, Berwick 35 (Maguire Campus), Hogan Hall, Jordan Hall, LaFarge Residence Center, Lancaster Court (powered by Hotwire), Lannon Hall, Merion Gardens, Moore Hall, Quirk Hall, Rashford Hall, Sourin Residence Center, St. Albert’s Hall, St. Mary’s Hall, Sullivan Hall, Tara Hall, Michael J. Morris Quad Townhouses, and
Xavier Hall.

In addition, the following administrative buildings were also upgraded:

Barry Hall, The SJU Bookstore, Bronstein Hall, Bronstein Annex, Campions Student Center, Claver Hall, The Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center, Haub Executive Center (McShain Hall – 5th Floor), Mossbaum Hall, Regis Hall, Simpson Hall, St. Thomas Hall, Technology Service Center (TSC – Science Center 129), Toland Hall (Fine Arts West), Wolfington Center.

Plus the following academic buildings have new wireless:

Bellarmine Hall, Boland Hall, Connelly Hall, Nicoletti Music Studio, Post Hall

Finally, for those of you “studying” at Cosi and Starbucks, they were upgraded as well.

If you have questions about setting up your wireless, stop by the TSC at any time over move-in weekend.  You can also call us at x2920 or email techhelp@sju.edu.