The network serving faculty, FWSPA2, and the one for students, eduroam, went out just hours into the spring semester.
The problem started Friday and continued through the weekend, according to an email from IT Information Technology.
Oncor, TCU’s electric delivery company, scheduled a power outage last Thursday and problems began occurring after that, said Joshua Tooley, associate director of IT Support.
Some students shared their frustrations on Twitter.
so is TCU gonna pay for my data this month or…??
— Tamara (@tamarakgilbert) January 15, 2019
TCU WiFi gave me trust issues.
— Zane Champie (@the_champ13_) January 16, 2019
I like how TCU is constantly emailing us apologies about the WiFi as if we have the connection to even open our email
— Maddie Miller (@8millionmaddies) January 15, 2019
honestly the wifi being down for the first 2 days of classes is the most TCU thing ever
— catherine (@CatLois) January 15, 2019
TCU Email update: “don’t put yourself in a situation where you absolutely need WiFi”
Professors: Please pull out your laptop… It’s helpful to use a laptop in this class… I encourage you use your laptop for taking notes. 🙃🙃🙃
— Meg Wilhorn (@Maynamayy) January 15, 2019
There is no specific time for the wireless network to be fixed, but TCU’s IT network and systems team are working on the finding a solution, according to Tooley’s email.