Wireless system upsets students

By Stepan Houtchens
Published: October 2009

Students working in the library this year no longer have private access to the library’s wireless network.

After head librarian Dorothy McQuillan found the library filled with non-working computers and printers at the start of the new school year, people from information technologies (IT) performed a digital makeover of the entire library computer configuration. IT repaired the computers and printers.
The wireless system is now wired through the ceiling as opposed to being run through hubs located in classrooms.

This change was implemented so that teachers could access the internet from anywhere within the school with a username and password.

Currently, the only way for students to access wireless internet is through the library laptops, which is slow according to McQuillan. Plans to offer students private access the new network have not yet been made.

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