Over the summer, Millikin's Information Technology department has been hard
at work on several projects to overhaul our network infrastructure. Most
buildings on campus have received substantial upgrades to their wired and
wireless networking, and when classes begin, we will have Wi-Fi available all
across Millikin's campus, including some outdoor spaces. In addition to the
upgrades made to the network, the campus Internet bandwidth has been increased
by 150% to take advantage of the improvements.
As a part of this project, we made the decision to disable the unsecured
wireless network MU-GUESTS. This actually serves to increase wireless
performance for both students (on the MU-RESNET network) and faculty and staff
(on the MU-ADMIN network). In addition, all wireless network traffic will now
take place over a secured wireless connection in order to protect the security
and data integrity of computers on our network. Students, faculty, and staff
alike can now use our wireless networks without risk of the many dangers of
public Wi-Fi networks, such as data theft.