Technology and Network Services
began implementing the wireless
network on the Baton Rouge campus beginning in the Fall 2002. The wireless
network was to initially provide coverage for residential housing and the
library, but expanded to include academic areas of the campus.
In the summer of
2005, the campus was
76% wireless with the purchase of more access points to include more buildings
throughout the campus. With the increase demand of wireless technology,
TNS moved on the demand and purchased more equipment to provide a accessible and
stable wireless network.
In the summer of 2010, implemented a wireless network in all residential dormitories
and apartments and other areas of the Baton Rouge
Today, 95%of Southern University is wireless capable. The wireless
network is based on the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard. The wireless network uses
secure socket layer encryption for the protection for transfer of data. The wireless network is
available to all Southern University students, faculty, and staff.
of the project is to enhance the functionality of the campus network by
extending the network, making our academic and online resources available to
our students, faculty, and staff without wires.
The wireless network
allows students to access the internet, e-mail and Blackboard throughout the