SAC gets Wi-Fi Hot Spots
The Office of Technology Services has
announced that District Information Technology Services (ITS) department has
upgraded the San Antonio College wireless network. The upgrades come as a
result of student, faculty and staff feedback and the general technology
The upgrade will provide several
Increased opportunity to use wireless
Improved wireless experience,
Enhanced connectivity speed, and
More users can use wireless at once.
Alamo Colleges has continuously
upgraded their wireless equipment to provide better service to staff, faculty
and students. Click here for more information on wireless @ SAC.
Alamo Colleges installed its first
wireless equipment in 2006 using the ACCD Bond Capital Improvement Program
funds. The original project placed approximately 200 wireless access points at
San Antonio College.
During the past few years, due to
growth in mobile devices and video streaming, wireless usage at San Antonio
College has increased several folds. The San Antonio College Wi-Fi network has
been improved in several ways.
In September 2013, 14 access points
were added to improve coverage in external gathering areas. The number of
available IP address has been increased to allow for more wireless devices to
be on the wireless network at any given time.
In February of this year, ITS
initiated a project to upgrade all the wireless access point devices across San
Antonio College to the newly available 802.11 AC Protocol. The 802.11AC is a
new generation of high-throughput, 5 GHz Wi-Fi network. This new environment
offers more than double the bandwidth of our current wireless standard. The
project involved configuration and replacement of 240 wireless access points
around San Antonio College. The project was successfully completed in early April.
To continue offering reliable Wi-Fi
access, both District Information Technology Services and College Office of
Technology Services (OTS) will continue to assess evolving user needs and
develop plans to support the robust growth in mobile devices and Wi-Fi traffic.
Click here to view a map of the WiFi hotspots on campus.
Feel free to test the wireless
connectivity at San Antonio College and share your experience.
If you have questions or feedback, call OTS at
(210) 486-0777 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A WiFi FAQ can also be found here.