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Wireless Networking in Higher Education

Monday, August 19, 2002


This study provides an analysis of wireless networking and is based on an analysis of responses from nearly 400 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada conducted in December 2001. This report provides institutional decision makers with the rate of adoption of wireless networking and wireless standards in higher education, key practices associated with wireless, satisfaction with wireless networking, and plans for the future. This study provides empirical data regarding spending patterns, attiitudes, performance benchmarks, and peer expectations. This study includes is supplemented by six case studies.

Table of Contents
Entire Study Wireless Networking in Higher Education
Ch. 1 Executive Summary
Ch. 2 Methodology and Demographics
Ch. 3 Wireless Network Implementation Characteristics
Ch. 4 Usage
Ch. 5 Equipment
Ch. 6 Installing Wireless Networks
Ch. 7 Security and Support
Ch. 8 Challenges and Satisfaction
Ch. 9 Institution Profiles
Ch. 10 Conclusions
Appendix 1 List of Interviewees
Appendix 2 Respondents to Online Survey
Case Studies
Wireless Networking at The University of Tennessee
Wireless Networking at Indiana University
Wireless Networking at Carnegie Mellon University
Wireless Networking at Drexel University
Wireless Networking at Salt Lake Community College
Wireless Networking at Dartmouth College
Online Supporting Materials
Survey Instrument
Key Findings

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