Wi-Fi Citizens Unite!

Wi-Fi Citizens Unite!


Wifi citizens unite!
For a better connection experience for everyone! Has this happened to you? Now let’s respond to this multiple choice question
using the classroom response system [faint sound of cats meowing a tune] I know this answer,
but I can’t get onto the Wi-Fi [“Game over” sound effect] Have you seen this happening in class?
[sound of cats “singing”] Wi-fi has limitations! How wireless networks work
[with faint background music] Wi-Fi is short form for
wireless fidelity. It transmits data wirelessly
via electromagnetic radiation. All over the interior of campus buildings
there are Wi-Fi access points These access points are positioned strategically to allow for the predicted adequate number
of connections for that space. That said, there are many variables – such as, the number
of connected devices per person Even when not actively in use,
most connected devices continuously “ping” the network and use up some of the available connections Because Wi-Fi is a shared medium, only one device at a time can
send or receive via an access point. Also a factor, is the type and the age of
devices connecting and at what speed each device is connecting at An older device trying to connect can
slow down all of the connections Other activities that might
cause problems with Wi-Fi are if someone is watching a
non-course-related online video or downloading a large software upgrade that will gobble up much
of the available bandwidth Other factors that affect Wi-Fi
are the layout of the room and the building materials used
for nearby walls, dividers and pillars There can also be interference
from other devices [“zap”] such as wireless security cameras,
microwave ovens, etc. Some buildings were not
built with Wi-Fi compatible layouts or sufficient electrical
capacity to best support Wi-Fi Rest assured Wi-Fi technicians have created
the best possible setup for each situation but it will help if we all use our devices
more responsibly and considerately You can help make the Wi-Fi better
for everyone by doing the following Turn off the Wi-Fi on any devices that don’t need to
be connected at that very moment. Please don’t use the Wi-Fi in your classroom
to watch non-class related videos or to download software updates In other words, be a good shared Wi-Fi citizen make it better for everyone!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *