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We are embarking on a project to try to educate our user population on the importance of having dual-band wireless adapters. We’ve had documentation on our website where we let them know what the minimum requirements should be, but we’ve seen that this has not been effective. We have always supported both bands on our wireless network, but we have also seen that there are still a lot of devices out there that only use 2.4. In talking to some students, I find that most of them will go for the most affordable laptop, and do make sure that their device has wireless, but that does not necessarily mean that it will be dual band.

 

I wonder what you have done? Do you have information that you can share?

 

Thanks,

 

Hector Rios

Louisiana State University

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We are trying to work with our campus store to make sure they do not stock 2.4 only devices.  While this does not cover the majority who purchase online or off site, it is one piece.  This also goes along with purchasing options for campus units so they do not do the same thing when purchasing for staff.


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Walter Reynolds
Principal Systems Security Development Engineer
Information and Technology Services
University of Michigan
(734) 615-9438


We are embarking on a project to try to educate our user population on the importance of having dual-band wireless adapters. We’ve had documentation on our website where we let them know what the minimum requirements should be, but we’ve seen that this has not been effective. We have always supported both bands on our wireless network, but we have also seen that there are still a lot of devices out there that only use 2.4. In talking to some students, I find that most of them will go for the most affordable laptop, and do make sure that their device has wireless, but that does not necessarily mean that it will be dual band.

 

I wonder what you have done? Do you have information that you can share?

 

Thanks,

 

Hector Rios

Louisiana State University

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

We are trying to work with our campus store to make sure they do not stock 2.4 only devices.  While this does not cover the majority who purchase online or off site, it is one piece.  This also goes along with purchasing options for campus units so they do not do the same thing when purchasing for staff.


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Walter Reynolds
Principal Systems Security Development Engineer
Information and Technology Services
University of Michigan
(734) 615-9438


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