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IT for Teaching, Learning and Research
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Updates on Campus Wi-Fi Development
Wi-Fi Network Upgrade in Student Halls
Free Wi-Fi Service for Guests or Visitors – Wi-Fi.HK
Network Registration System (NetReg) in Student Halls
Internet Bandwidth Upgrade
Drupal Web Hosting
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Wi-Fi Network Upgrade in Student Halls
C.S. Wong
Head of Network Systems

Starting from the summer of 2014, ITSC has been working to improve the Wi-Fi service in our Student Halls by installing in-room Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) in each hostel room. This provided better Wi-Fi coverage, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connections to hall residents in the upgraded hostel rooms.

There are a total of 13 Student Halls on campus. Five of them have been upgraded to indoor APs in the summers of 2014 - 2016 respectively. At the same time the port speed of wired network connection has a 10-fold speed increase from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Special funding has been approved by the University to speed up the Wi-Fi upgrade schedule for the remaining Student Halls by adopting the same in-room AP approach.

 

Key Milestones

Stage Areas No. of Installed Indoor APs Start Date Finish Date
1 UG Hall 1 286 Jun 2014 Aug 2014
2 UG Hall 3 207 Jun 2015 Aug 2015
3 UG Hall 7, UG Hall 8, UG Hall 9 528 Jun 2016 Jul 2016
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UG Hall 2, UG Hall 4, UG Hall 5, UG Hall 6, SKCC Hall, UA Tower A-C

1958 (estimated) Sep 2016 Dec 2017