SGA adopt resolution to improve wireless network

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    A new resolution was adopted Tuesday night by the House of Student Representatives to support the improvement of the university’s student wireless connection.

    The resolution was adopted to support the efforts of Technology Resources in seeking solutions to wireless connection problems, Rachel Adcock, SGA student body representative, said.

    Student Wireless is getting worse, she said.

    In a survey of thousands of students last spring, Technology Resources found that 56 percent of students were dissatisfied with the StuWireless network, Adcock said. The surveys also found that of the dissatisfied students, 58 percent were dissatisfied with the network’s speed and 82 percent were dissatisfied with the signal’s reliability. Adcock said she did not know exactly how many students were surveyed.

    SGA Parliamentarian Trevor Melvin said Technology Resources has tried different solutions since the surveys and began to explore possible solutions in the Foster Hall and Waits Hall by trying new vendors to see what worked best.

    Adcock said the vendors were Cisco and Aruba Networks and so far, according to the surveys given to students in both Foster and Waits, students said the connections provided by those companies were better.

    SGA President Marlon Figueroa said he has had problems with StuWireless since he was a freshman, and the resolution can help solve the problems students face.

    Adcock said the place of the House of Student Representatives in the resolution was to encourage Technology Resources to find a solution as quickly as possible.