Wireless Network Expansion

Next Generation Project Description

Fast, reliable Wi-Fi service is a must-have for SJSU students, faculty and staff. To keep up with the growing demand for wireless connectivity, IT Services has been busy reviewing, expanding, and upgrading the university's Wi-Fi network. For additional details, view Bringing Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Connectivity to Campus.

Key Project Goals

  • ITS will replace or implement over 2,000 new wireless access points by Summer 2014
  • SJSU will be able to handle 10x more wireless traffic than in 2013
  • The university's back-end infrastructure will be modernized to support the new generation of high-throughput, 5GHz Wi-Fi networks known as 802.11ac. This offers more than double the bandwidth of the current standard, 802.11n
  • The university will more effectively support multimedia applications over Wi-Fi, including SJSU Videoshare, the Canvas learning management system, and Lecture Capture, a rich media experience in the classroom

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