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Hall WiFi Upgrade Progress

With the growing demand for WiFi service due to the popular use of mobile devices among students, the WiFi infrastructure laid down in the student residential halls years ago is becoming less capable to cope with the demand.  With funding approval obtained from the Committee on Halls (CoH), a WiFi upgrade project has been kicked off in August 2015 to address the issues of weak WiFi signals and unstable performance in some areas identified in the halls.

Under this project, two WiFi Access Points (APs) have been/will be added on each floor in the following student residential halls to augment the WiFi coverage.  The upgrade work in some of the halls has been completed while others are in progress.  The current progress is summarized below-

Name of Student Residential Halls Completion Date Name of Student Residential Halls Target Completion Date
Lee Shau Kee Hall Completed Lee Hysan Hall Apr-16
Morrison Hall Completed Simon KY Lee Hall
Suen Chi Sun Hall Completed Starr Hall
University Hall Completed Swire Hall
    Wei Lun Hall
    St. John's College Jul-16
    Lady Ho Tung Hall
    RC Lee Hall

(No upgrade during the examination periods in December 2015 and May 2016.)

Residents in halls with upgrade work completed are invited to provide feedback on the WiFi connectivity and performance in their halls through an online survey.   We shall review the feedback collected for possible improvement, which is particularly useful for the upcoming upgrades in other student residential halls.

 

Ronald Leung
Network Team
Tel: 3917 8593
hyleung@hku.hk