The upgrade of the campus wireless to newer, faster, more secure, and more reliable technology is moving ahead as planned (note: we are replacing old access points so coverage will be better in areas that had the old wireless but areas with no wireless will not receive wireless through this first initiative). We will be doing one building at a time and the current schedule as things stand is:
Completed - Patterson Technology Center, Kettering Science Center, Schar College of Education, Center for the Arts, Upper Convo, Dauch College of Business and Economics, Library, Hawkins-Conard Student Center, Stadium Press Box, Kates Gym, Recreation and Sport Sciences Center
Week of 4/30 - Troop Center
Week of 5/7 - Gill Welcome Center
Week of 5/14 - Chapel
Week of 5/21 - Founders Hall (Note - existing wireless will be replaced; additional build out for wireless coverage will occur as funds are available)
As buildings receive this update, there are some things to be aware of if you use a University owned machine frequently on the wireless network. The new equipment utilizes new encryption technology, and because of this, is not compatible with the settings we use to log on to the existing wireless infrastructure. Running two wireless networks introduces some complications so in order to compensate for this during the upgrade, changes have been made to allow the use of the unencrypted wireless network so that no one is without access. You may notice that you log on to a different network than you normally would before. You will know this has occurred if you try to access a web page and are instead presented with a login screen. This is expected behavior. Provide your AD credentials and you will be granted access.
Once the upgrade process is complete, and you are using the new AUSecure network, your machine will log on to the wireless network without presenting the login screen again. You will then be using the most advanced encryption currently available for wireless networks, as well as receiving the fastest speed currently available over a wireless network. We thank you for your patience as we upgrade Ashland University to an enterprise class wireless system.