Enhancing Wi-Fi to Better Serve the Campus Community
City University of Hong Kong has full Wi-Fi coverage in the entire campus, powered by over 2,800 Access Points (APs). These APs are all Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave2) compatible. Subsequent to a recent Internet bandwidth upgrade, the individual bandwidth control is unleashed. In other words, users using Wi-Fi 5 compliance devices on campus can now enjoy much faster campus network and Internet connection when they are connected with CityU’s Wi-Fi service. For a modern notebook computer equipped with two spatial streams (2 + 2), an average of 300 Mbps upload / download speed can be reached:
Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, is the latest generation of the Wi-Fi standard. This new standard has many new features and improvements over the Wi-Fi 5. The Computing Services Centre (CSC) has installed a few Wi-Fi 6 access points for evaluation and will use it for new deployment, particularly in crowded areas such as Lecture Theatres and classrooms. Table below summarized the features of Wi-Fi 6 and its improvements over Wi-Fi 5.
Outdoor Wi-Fi Coverage
In addition to the performance enhancements, the CSC will be installing outdoor APs to improve and strengthen Wi-Fi coverage in outdoor areas, including:
The CSC dedicates to improve the University’s Wi-Fi service by accommodating the latest technology and, as always, to improve campus experience. If you experienced any Wi-Fi connectivity issues on campus, you are most welcome to inform us the time and location via firstname.lastname@example.org for our investigation and improvement actions.