Over the last few months the ResNet team have been working with cabling contractors on a plan to install ResNet Wireless in the smaller student houses. Starting on Monday 30th April and continuing until Friday 4th May our contractors will be on-site installing cabling and over 20 Wireless Access Points to flat hallways – access should not be required to your room so the disruption should be minimal.
Adding wireless to these properties will increase Residential wireless coverage to just over 96%
For more information on ResNet Wireless please visit <http://www.resnet.bristol.ac.uk/wireless>
If you have any questions then please get in touch by email but please check <http://www.bristolresnet.net> before doing so as progress updates will be posted there.
Update 8/5/2012 by Mark
Our contractor was hoping to have this installed by now but we’re having supply issues with the wireless access points and switches. On Friday we received the majority of the WAPs so the cabling contractor can now crack on with the install. Watch this space for further updates.
Update 21/5/2012 by Mark
You’ve probably noticed that the WAPs are being installed. You’ve also probably noticed that when they are installed they don’t seem to work. There’s a good reason for that. We are still waiting for the switches to be delivered so that we can plug the WAPs in. The order for the switches went in nearly 5 weeks ago but there seem to be supply chain issues, the result of which is long lead-times on the switches we need. I’ve asked our supplier for an update and I will update this blog when I know more.
Update 21/5/2012 @ 11:20 by Mark
Our supplier has told us that we should expect the switches this week. We then need to configure them and install them in the cabinets in the houses. I’d love to guarantee working wireless this week but this totally depends on when the switches arrive and how much time we have to configure/install them.
Update 30/5/2012 @ 11:20 by Mark
Switches are in but we are waiting to have them configured. If all goes well we’ll be installing the switches this week. I know we’ve had a few prompts from people eager to have wireless, and I’m really sorry it’s taken so long, but we are getting there! I’ll update the blog and email everyone when the installations are complete.
Update 01/05/2012 @ 16:30 by Mark
We’ve finally installed and configured all WAPs in Student Houses – just in time for the Jubilee! We are now at over 98% wireless coverage in ResNet and we’re planning the install of the last 2%. Sorry things took a little longer than expected but we got there in the end.