The existing residential hall WiFi infrastructure has been in service for almost 13 years since its introduction in 2008. The equipment is becoming obsolete and will reach end-of-life by end of this year.
A phased WiFi upgrade project for residential halls was kicked off during academic year 2020/2021. Instead of having WiFi access points (AP) installed along the corridors of each floor, room-based APs are installed in each room riding on a new WiFi infrastructure.
This new room-based WiFi infrastructure gives a better WiFi performance as interference caused by shared corridor APs is avoided. It also supports the latest WiFi 6 technology which is delivering improved performance over the older WiFi standards.
The upgrade work in the following residential halls has been completed and the upgrade in other halls will continue:
- Lee Hysan Hall
- Wei Lun Hall
- RC Lee Hall
- Madam S H Ho Residence for Medical Students
- Patrick Manson Student Residence
- University Hall
- Morrison Hall
- Lee Shau Kee Hall
- Suen Chi Sun Hall
- Lady Ho Tung Hall
- Starr Hall
- St John’s College
We will provide another update when the WiFi upgrade work in other halls is completed.
Network Operations Team
Tel: 3917 7976