Information Services are improving the eduroam Wi-Fi service as part of the Wireless LAN Refresh Project.
The benefits will include increased speed and connectivity, significantly improving student and staff experience. The upgrade will also enable IS to embrace future wireless technologies such as location based services.
The project started in March 2018 and is nearing completion. So far, IS have:
- Installed 180 new Wireless Access Points (APs)
- Increased capacity from 25 clients per AP to up to 400 clients per AP
- Increased speed from 10mb per client to average speeds of 300mb
These Wireless Coverage Maps of the JKCC highlight the significant increase in coverage - the lighter areas indicating increased levels of coverage:
Craiglockhart and Sighthill wireless improvements are complete. Work is ongoing at Merchiston and is expected to be completed by Easter 2019.
For further information about the eduroam Wireless Service visit the Wireless page.