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Update on Next-Generation Wireless Project
August 14, 2009

IS&T continues its deployment of a next-generation wireless network across MIT. It has upgraded approximately 50 percent of the academic and administrative buildings on campus, including the Student Center, Kresge Auditorium, the Sloan School buildings, and much of the main group.

One notable milestone is that it is now possible to walk the length of the Infinite Corridor and maintain a network connection, useful for users of VoIP phones or handheld devices. Another notable feature of the new wireless network is the availability of a guest network (named "MIT GUEST") that provides instant connectivity to campus visitors, without the need for the 15-minute registration cycle or conference codes.

IS&T is currently concentrating upgrade efforts on the main group, with Buildings 6, 26, 2, and 4 being upgraded over the next two to three weeks. For an up-to-date list of upgraded buildings, see the MIT Next-Generation Wireless Rollout page.