UIT meeting growing demand for wireless services
the demand for wireless services continues to grow across
campus, the University Information Technology department
continues building more network capacity to meet these needs.
“Users’ expectations have changed with regard to wireless
services,” said Rita Barrantes, Associate to Chief Information
Officer Dennis Fouty and Manager of UH Wireless Services. “The
wireless network is no longer considered an access network used
for convenience, but has become the preferred access network for
students, faculty and staff.”
In the last 12 months, UIT has more than doubled the number of
wireless access points (WAPs) on campus. A wireless access point
is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired
network using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or related standards.
In spring 2012, UIT initiated its wireless infrastructure
refresh program in anticipation of this increase in demand.
Additional WAPs have been installed in multiple buildings,
critical classrooms, and high-density locations, including M.D.
Anderson Library and the UC Satellite. A list of upgraded
buildings and locations is available as a reference for
For information about UH wireless services, tips to improve your
wireless experience, FAQs, and coverage map, please visit
www.uh.edu/wi-fi. Let us hear about your Wi-Fi
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