UAH nears completion of wireless project's second phase

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Monday, September 9, 2013) - The second phase of The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) wireless project should be complete by Friday, September 13, according to Pam Tejes, in the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

The goal is to provide a wireless network that can be easily accessed from just about anywhere on the UAH campus. "The work began in May, and was primarily done in the summer. All residence halls now have wireless capabilities in addition to ResNET wired services. Nineteen other university buildings were also included in the project," said Tejes, director of OIT Customer Relations, Services and Support.

ResNET is a local area network, provided by the university and offers in-room network connectivity support for students living in the residence halls. Contractors for UAH's wireless project are CSS (Computer Support Systems) and Dynetics.

Tejes said in 2010, a radio frequency survey of wireless availability on campus was conducted, and the results yielded a multi-year project that began shortly thereafter, to address campus network needs.

In the fall of 2011, and early in 2012, the first phase was completed and includes most of the university's academic buildings, Shelbie King Hall and Greek Row.

The third phase of UAH's wireless program is expected to begin in Spring 2014, and will include outdoor and green spaces.