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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted October 16, 2020 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Department News

Wi-Fi 6 to improve campus Wi-Fi performance

Effective Date: October 27, 2020

On Tuesday, October 27, AIT will enable Wi-Fi 6 (aka 802.11ax) to improve performance and capacity of the campus wireless network infrastructure. Wi-Fi 6 offers significant increases in throughput, even for older devices that only support Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) and can accommodate more devices simultaneously in congested areas of campus.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Faster wireless connection for devices that support Wi-Fi 6
  • Accommodation of more devices simultaneously in congested areas of campus

Impact on College Community

  • There’s the possibility that you will need to re-connect to Wi-Fi after we make this change. On Tuesday morning, check to be sure that you’re connected to the Wheaton College Wi-Fi.
  • If you experience any issues, please contact the AIT Service Desk at 630-752-4357.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).