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Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 16, 2019

Multiple Wi-Fi issues have affected campus within the last few weeks and it's all because of a sleeping Apple. The root of the problem is a rare combination when an Apple Mac is on the university’s network and goes to sleep, causing it to reconfigure the way the network works according to Chief...

University to spend $330,000 on WiFi fix

University to spend $330,000 on WiFi fix

Bobby Shipman

August 24, 2015

The university will spend around $330,000 on WiFi improvements starting this week, said Information Technology Executive Director Richard Toeniskoetter. Anyone who has logged on to the university’s WiFi in the past few weeks may have noticed their service dragging, or even dropping altogether. T...

Students experience Wi-Fi problems after $300,000 switch

Bobby Shipman

October 8, 2013

Some students still experience errors in USI’s Wi-Fi after a vendor switch. After three years of headaches and frustration resulting from USI’s previous wireless Internet vendor, Enterasys, the university converted to Cisco, a wireless provider that cost the university between $300,000 and $350,000. “We...

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