How Dartmouth College improved its campus wide Wi-Fi. Incorporating 21st century wireless technology into 18th century campus architecture.
Many universities have wireless networks built on obsolete and aging architectures that struggle to keep up with growing demand, are hard to manage and troubleshoot, and fail to meet the extreme demands of today’s always-connected users.
Consider Dartmouth’s Wi-Fi network. In fall 2011, they had 4,000 students using it. Today, that number has grown to 22,000.
An AI-driven network, powered by Mist, is a natural fit for the college, and it has resulted in quicker connections, fewer dropouts, less downtime and, if something does go wrong, a much easier and quicker process to determine the problem’s cause and repair it.