Wi-Fi upgrade and refresh

C&IT is in the final phase of rolling out a new Wi-Fi network across campus! This network is built to provide the best signal within all Wayne State buildings (including WSU housing facilities).

We began in March 2018, by switching to a new vendor, replacing all existing access points across campus, and also adding new ones in areas with low signal strength. The entire project represents a $4 million investment to deploy more than 4,000 access points across over 100 buildings. Our final step is to add outdoor wireless service in strategically important locations. 

Below is a summary of the project:

  • Phase I: Replacement of access points in campus buildings - Completed Oct. 2018
  • Phase II: Addition of new access points in low-connectivity areas - Completed June 2019
  • Phase III: Addition of new access points in popular outdoor spaces. - Scheduled to be completed by Aug. 2020

Included buildings

  • 5425 Woodward Ave.
  • 5957 Woodward (training trailers)
  • 6050 Cass
  • 60 W Hancock
  • 95 W Hancock
  • Academic Administration Building
  • Alumni House
  • Art Building
  • Beecher House
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Bookstore
  • Chemistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • Community Arts
  • Computing Services Center
  • Custodial/Grounds
  • DeRoy Auditorium
  • Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Administration Building
  • Freer House
  • General Lectures
  • Harwell Field
  • Hilberry Theatre
  • iBio ( MBRB )
  • Jacob House
  • Knapp Law Classroom
  • Law Library
  • Law School
  • Life Science
  • Linsell House
  • Macabees
  • Manoogian
  • Matthaei
  • McGregor
  • Mort Harris Fitness Center
  • Mortuary Science
  • Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility
  • Music
  • Old Main
  • Physics
  • Prentis
  • Purdy/Kresge Library
  • Rackham
  • Rands House
  • Research/Tech Park
  • Reuther Library
  • School of Social Work
  • Science & Engineering Library
  • Science Hall
  • Shapero Hall
  • Simons 
  • Skillman
  • St. Andrew's Hall
  • Stadium Auxiliary
  • State Hall
  • Student Center
  • Tierney Alumni House
  • Undergraduate Library
  • University Services
  • Wayne State Stadium
  • WDET Studio
  • Welcome Center
  • 1200 Holden
  • Applebaum Pharmacy
  • ATEC
  • Bonstelle Theatre
  • School of Medicine buildings
  • North Macomb Center
  • Residence halls 
  • Medical Lofts
  • Studio One Apartments
  • Woodward Gardens
  • Parking Structure 8

 

 

 

 

 

Answers to the most commonly asked Wi-Fi questions can be found at go.wayne.edu/wifi. If you need help connecting to Wi-Fi at Wayne State or if you have any questions about this project, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.

Last updated Aug. 15, 2019