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Wi-Fi improvements completed in Finlandia Hall

January 11, 2019

Studying and streaming just got an upgrade.

Finlandia Hall was the recipient of an exciting present this holiday season. Students coming back for the winter semester will notice a nice improvement in the hall’s Wi-Fi.

“I think it’s safe to say that Finlandia Hall is the building on campus that Wi-Fi is utilized the most,” said Leann Fogle, Director of Residence Life. “It is buzzing 24 hours a day with students on their phones, game consoles, laptops and televisions.”

During one of the latest Finlandia Forums meetings Finlandia’s student senate brought up the feedback that they had gathered from students regarding the need for improved Wi-Fi capabilities in the hall.

Administration at the university, understanding the need for improvement, began work on improving the wireless access points (WAPs) within the hall. The project improved the wireless access points from 18 to 59. There are 17 on each floor, with the exception of the first floor which only needed eight for extensive coverage.

“This will benefit the student immensely,” said Fogle. “They will be able to use their free time to relax and watch streaming devices without it freezing and most importantly, will be able to complete their homework from the privacy of their rooms without being kicked off of sites or losing parts of their assignments.”

Students will get their first introduction of the improved Wi-Fi during the winter semester, which starts Monday.

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