Campus Wireless Upgrade

BGSU Main and Firelands campuses combined contain almost 3000 wireless access points. This connection hardware is near the end of its lifespan and is controlled by a wireless infrastructure that is no longer supported. To upgrade this infrastructure would cost $1,000,000 over our current maintenance budget for a five year period. This project will replace our entire wireless network and infrastructure with the leading technology of its kind over the next 15 months. Included in this project will be an expansion of our wireless network and capacity. This will better segment our network for increased security while simplifying user access.

Scheduling details are constantly evolving as construction crews work through campus. Summer ’21 and ’22 will see upgrades made to Residence Halls, with most academic and support buildings being updated throughout Fall ’21 and Spring ’22 semesters. Occupants in these buildings will be notified in advance of conversion work, which may result in brief wireless outages at each access point while hardware is swapped.

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BGSU Wireless Conversion Table

Old Wireless Network Device Requirement New Wireless Network User Requirement Purpose


eduroam
University Device

eduroam
BGSU User Account Full Access Including Active
Directory Services
- Internal DNS
Personal Device BGSU User Account Limited University Resources
- External DNS


ResMediaNet
Personal Streaming Device

BGSU-IoT
Device Registration Internet Only
- External DNS
Personal Gaming Device Device Registration Internet Only with 1 to 1 NAT
- External DNS
bgsu
None

BGSU-Guest
None Internet Only
- External DNS
BGSU-Guest None None Internet Only
- External DNS

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Building Schedule

BuildingConversion WeekStatus
Central ServicesJul. 12 - Jul. 16, 2021Complete
Flight CenterJul. 12 - Jul. 16, 2021Complete
Hayes HallJul. 19 - Jul. 23, 2021Complete
Mileti Alumni CenterJul. 12 - Jul. 16, 2021Complete
Huntington BuildingJul. 26 - Jul. 30, 2021Complete
Outdoor Wireless Access PointsJul. 12 - Sept. 1, 2021Complete
400 E. PoeAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
411 Woodbridge WarehouseAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Centrex BuildingAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Heating PlantAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Park Street WarehouseAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Prout ChapelAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Reed St. WarehouseAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Track Locker RoomAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Visitor CenterAug. 2 - Aug. 6, 2021Complete
Biology GreenhouseAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
College Park Office BuildingAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
East HallAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
Field HouseAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
Physical Science BuildingAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
Tech BuildingAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
Williams HallAug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021Complete
Jerome Library Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2021Complete
Moore MusicSept. 6 - Sept. 10, 2021Complete
Education BuildingSept. 13 - Sept. 17, 2021Complete
EpplerSept. 13 - Sept. 17, 2021Complete
Psychology BuildingSept. 20 - Sept. 24, 2021Complete
Tucker Television StationSept. 20 - Sept. 24, 2021Complete
Stroh CenterSept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2021 
Shatzel HallSept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2021 
CarrilonOct. 11 - Oct. 15, 2021 
Moseley HallOct. 11 - Oct. 15, 2021 
Kuhlin CenterOct. 11 - Oct. 15, 2021 
The OaksOct. 11 - Oct. 15, 2021 
Wolfe CenterOct. 11 - Oct. 15, 2021 
Memorial HallOct. 25 - Oct. 29, 2021 
Fine ArtsNov. 15 - Nov. 19, 2021 
Life Sciences BuildingNov. 22 - Nov. 26, 2021 
Health & Human ServicesNov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2021 
Sebo Center/Doyt Perry StadiumDec. 6 - Dec. 10, 2021 
Bowen Thompson Student Union

Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022 (Winter Break)

 
Maurer Center

Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022 (Winter Break)

 
Olscamp Hall

Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022 (Winter Break)

 
Ice Arena

Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022 (Winter Break)

 
Central HallFeb. 7 - Feb. 11, 2022 
Math ScienceFeb. 14 - Feb. 18, 2022 
Overman HallFeb. 21 - Feb. 25, 2022 
Rec CenterFeb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022 
McFall CenterMay 2 - May 6, 2022 
Residence HallConversion Week
Status 
Centennial May 3 - May 7, 2021Complete
McDonaldMay 31 - Jun. 4, 2021Complete
Greek UnitsJun. 14 - Jun. 18, 2021Complete
KohlJun. 28 - Jul. 2, 2021Complete
Falcon HeightsJul. 5 - Jul. 9, 2021Complete
Outdoor Wireless Access PointsMay 3 - Sept. 1, 2021Complete
ConklinDec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022 (Winter Break) 
OffenhauerMay 16 - Jun. 14, 2022 
FoundersMay 16 - Jun. 14, 2022 
BuildingConversion Week
Status 
Levis CommonsAug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2021Complete
Cedar FairJan. 10 - Jan. 14, 2022 
Firelands Cedar Point CenterJan. 10 - Jan. 14, 2022 
Firelands EastJan. 17 - Jan. 21, 2022 
Firelands NorthJan. 17 - Jan. 21, 2022 
Firelands Mylander BuildingJan. 17 - Jan. 21, 2022 
Firelands Storage BuildingJan. 17 - Jan. 21, 2022 

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Converted Buildings

  • Central Services
  • Flight Center
  • Hayes Hall
  • Mileti Alumni Center
  • Huntington Building
  • 400 E. Poe
  • 411 Woodbridge Warehouse
  • Prout Chapel
  • Centrex Building
  • Heating Plant
  • Park Street Warehouse
  • Prout Chapel
  • Reed Street Warehouse
  • Track Locker Room
  • Visitor Center
  • Williams Hall
  • Tech Building
  • East Hall
  • Phyiscal Science Building
  • Green House
  • Levis Commons
  • Jerome Library
  • Field House
  • Moore Musical Arts
  • Education Building
  • Tucker Television Station
  • Epper Complex
  • Psychology
  • Centennial Hall
  • McDonald Hall
  • Greek Units
  • Kohl Hall
  • Falcon Heights

FAQ

During the time your building is scheduled for its wireless conversion, the building's old wireless access points will be removed and new ones installed. Users may experience intermittent internet outages throughout the building as these devices are updated.