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.
Android version 7.1 (Nougat) was recently released, and users of the OS are now required to have a validated certificate to connect to osuwireless. Currently, only Google Pixel phones and tablets are running 7.1, but it is likely that other devices will soon be receiving the OS.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) replaced Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as the preferred Wi-Fi encryption method in June 2004. OCIO has been supporting both AES and TKIP encryption for osuwireless, but will be doing away with TKIP at midnight on December 20. After that time, users will no longer be able to connect to osuwireless using TKIP.
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.