The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has been ramping up Wi-Fi coverage across regional campuses. The team expanded Wi-Fi at Mansfield in the past few years, even reaching some outdoor locations. This summer they will be adding access points in Marion and Lima in preparation for the Digital Flagship iPad deployment. At Newark, the OCIO is tackling a new network challenge: establishing Wi-Fi services and turning off an existing wireless system.
In September 2015, we asked students where they wanted Wi-Fi around campus. Specifically, we wanted them to SHOW us by tagging TechOhioState on Instagram. Several students, including the contest winner, shared that there just isn’t enough wireless coverage across the Oval.
Thanks to your feedback, the Wireless Team in OCIO identified the Oval as a desired location for additional wireless coverage. The team added two osuwireless access points on lampposts outside of Thompson Library, to provide a Wi-Fi boost to the outside seating area on the west side of the Oval.
We received several entries into the #osuwireless contest on Instagram, but there could only be one winner. Read on to find out which lucky student was selected for the $50 Tech Hub gift card! You can also view all the submissions received.
To kick-start our new Instagram page, the Office of the CIO wants to see your photos and videos. Specifically, we want to know where you want wireless on campus. Our networking team is constantly upgrading and expanding the Wi-Fi network, and we want to hear from you to help us decide which areas to prioritize.