During November contractors for IT Services will be working throughout the James Graham Building (including the Library) to install additional Wi-Fi access points. They will be installing hardware in many rooms and corridors and running cabling through the ceilings to connect this hardware to the system. There will be some noise and disruption, but the network itself is expected to remain stable throughout, with the exception of some brief disruption in the group study area on the ground floor.
We know this is disruptive to your studies, however, this is to improve the Wi-Fi in the Library and James Graham Building. The upgrade will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 90 to 153 and should significantly improve the performance of the eduroam wi-fi network.
Why are you doing this in the middle of term?
We always try to carry out building work during holidays to reduce disruption for you. However, the James Graham improvement works couldn’t be completed over the Summer and, as you probably know, the performance of the Wi-Fi has been problematic this term. We thought it was preferable to fix it as soon as possible and tolerate some building work in the meantime.
We are working with IT Services and the contractors performing the work to ensure that they cause as little disturbance as possible. However, if you experience problems and need help, please do ask us, or let us know how you feel about the issue in general by submitting a What’s Your View comment.