I’d install it, you can always disable SSIDs in those areas to prevent people from using it, but I’d bet there will be something that will require it sooner rather than later.
Thanks, Jason R. Benedick IT Generalist Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Office: (717) 391-6957 Cell: (717) 587-9065 From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> On Behalf Of Bull, Mary Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:34 PM To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Theater wifi - to have or not to have This email originated from outside of Thaddeus Stevens College. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe. Hello all, I’m wondering if anyone here has dealt with a decision on wireless in the theaters, concert halls, or recital halls on their campus. We have a new arts complex coming on line in the next two years and there’s no clear direction from faculty on whether wireless for the audience is desirable. The previous main theater, and other currently used theaters on campus, did/do not have full connectivity for the audience (just a few aps tacked on the walls that were useless when the room was full). Facilities planning is favorable toward building it in, so I’d prefer that too, especially since it would be much harder or impossible to install if the faculty changes their mind in a few years once the building is complete. However, I’m not sure whether there is really an expectation from the audience that they should have wifi when they attend a show or concert. Has anyone dealt with this on their campus? What influenced your choice? Mary Bull William and Mary 757-221-2491 mb...@wm.edu<mailto:mb...@wm.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 *********This electronic communication from TSCT is confidential and intended solely for use by the individual to whom it is addressed. If you are not the named recipient do not forward, propagate or replicate this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this message by mistake and remove from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action dependent upon the contents of this email or attachment is strictly prohibited.********* ********** 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