Just be ready for some amount of backlash from an angry/ignorant parent. Every year (including yesterday) we have parents contact us saying we needed to remove all APs from bedrooms because of the health risk to the students living in those spaces.
Thank you for the information, however. Any amount of proof to help solidify our decision helps. Chris Brizzell Assistant Director of Network and Technical Services and Network Administrator Skidmore College cbriz...@skidmore.edu<mailto:cbriz...@skidmore.edu> 518-580-5994 From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> On Behalf Of Turner, Ryan H Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:43 PM To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Performance improvements from hallway to in-room All: We all know that moving from hallway deployments to in-room deployments pays dividends. This summer we started doing some re-cabling work on smaller dorms to move from hallway to in-room. We also went away from Aruba higher performance APs to the hospitality APs for these locations. Even though the AP cost is significantly less, the cabling costs made this move a premium option. Nonetheless, thanks to data provided to us from Nyansa Voyance, we are able to clearly demonstrate to Housing that these funds were well spent. After the changes, these dorms went from some of the worst performing locations on campus to some of the best. When you look at the graphs below, the Y axis is percentage of users that are affected by poor wifi performance (I believe Nyansa measures this as clients that experience a 25% retransmit rate from the AP to client). With Nyansa, it determines behavior on usage level. So when you see the dashed line, it means that usage was below or above the threshold during that time frame. I picked the usage level that would show the most complete picture, but going from low/medium/high all show the same improvement levels. Carmichael: [cid:image001.jpg@01D56406.9F276C40] Lewis: [cid:image003.jpg@01D56406.9F276C40] Everett: [cid:image005.jpg@01D56406.9F276C40] Ryan Turner Head of Networking The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill +1 919 445 0113 Office +1 919 274 7926 Mobile r...@unc.edu<mailto:r...@unc.edu> ********** Replies to EDUCAUSE Community Group emails are sent to the entire community list. If you want to reply only to the person who sent the message, copy and paste their email address and forward the email reply. Additional participation and subscription information can be found at https://www.educause.edu/community ********** Replies to EDUCAUSE Community Group emails are sent to the entire community list. If you want to reply only to the person who sent the message, copy and paste their email address and forward the email reply. Additional participation and subscription information can be found at https://www.educause.edu/community