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Wireless Progress Report Video

A new video helps explain the work that has been completed as part of the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project as well where the project is headed between now and July 2017.

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Diwali, Indiian Festival of Lights on University of Illinois Quad.

Progress Report for October and November 2015

Over the course of the Fall 2015 semester, the Wireless Upgrade and Expansion project improved the WiFi connectivity in a number of buildings, even while classes were in session. All of the following buildings were upgraded during between September and December 1st: (more…)

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Exterior of the Admissions and Records building.

Progress Report for September 2 – 11, 2015

As students and faculty settled into the rhythm of a new school year, Wireless Expansion and Upgrade work kicked back into full swing, with three more buildings completing their upgrade and four more starting the construction phase in the first two weeks of September. (more…)

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Sharing scientific information in developing countries via mobile apps

  Today’s edition of the Daily Illini takes a look at a new mobile app developed by Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) at the University of Illinois. The app is designed to help share scientific information in developing countries via an Android app. Educational videos developed by SAWBO are available for free to anyone to use for […]

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Entrance to the William Albert Noyes Laboratory of Chemistry with students in early spring.

Progress Report for August, 2015

In the month of August, Wireless Expansion and Upgrade work was completed in the Noyes Laboratory of Chemistry. The completion of this building brings the total wireless coverage added to campus to more than 2 million square feet since the project began in July 2014.  (more…)

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Lincoln Hall

Fall Wireless Town Hall (RESCHEDULED)

UPDATE (09.17.15): The Wireless Town Hall and Support Clinic are being rescheduled to a different location and time. Please check back on this website for the new date and location. On Friday, September 25, the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project will host a Town Hall and Wireless Clinic. The event will take place in Lincoln […]

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Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Progress Report for July 6 – 31, 2015

A great deal of progress was made on the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project during the month of July.  (more…)

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View of a Daughter of Pyrrha statue, part of The Taft Collection, at the Main Library.

Progress Report for June 8 – July 2, 2015

The first year of the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade project came to a close in the month of June. During the past month, a lot of work was accomplished. (more…)

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University of Illinois Quad Day.

Wireless Town Hall: Year 1

  You are invited to attend a Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 1:30 pm in GSLIS Room 126. The first year of the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade project has been successfully completed. At the Town Hall, representatives from the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade project will present on what was […]

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Student life at Ikenberry Hall.

Over 1 Million Square Feet of Coverage Added to Campus

The Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project is not even one year old and already more than 1 million square feet of new wireless coverage have been added to the University of Illinois wireless network. The project cleared the one million square feet mark for new coverage on June 6, 2015 when work was completed on the […]

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