On the perfect college campus everyone would have super-fast, reliable and secure wireless access. No matter where you went, what devices or applications you were using, or how many users were on the network, everyone would always have the perfect wireless experience. While nothing is ever perfect, college IT leaders are still going to try and deliver it, unfortunately they will face a lot of challenges along the way.
Every time I travel whether it’s on vacation or for business I ask myself two questions, one, will the hotel Wi-Fi be free and two, will it be any good? Even when I’ve read reviews online, I’m still left with some uncertainty about what kind of wireless experience I’ll have. The frustrating part about it all is that hotel Wi-Fi doesn’t have to be terrible. If hotels would simply follow some simple best practices every guest could have an amazing hotel wireless experience.
Over the last 5 years Wi-Fi in high-density outdoor areas has improved exponentially, offering better pricing and performance (capacity). If your school is in the process of making improvements to its campus Wi-Fi network, and an outdoor WLAN is included in that deployment, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to make sure your new network is successful.
Deploying Wi-Fi and other new technology in your school is an exciting prospect for both students and faculty. Having widespread and consistent access for your devices is an invaluable resource, but also expected in today's world. The problem is that messing it all up is easier to do than recovering from those mistakes.
Mobile and wireless technology have redefined the educational environment. With these advances school Wi-Fi has become one of the most important resources inside every school and frankly, everyone needs it for their students and teachers to be successful. However, there’s one major challenge, school wireless networks are expensive. So how do you pay for it all? With planning and a little help from E-Rate.