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Recently we made a survey. We asked if you would sacrifice your cable connection for good wifi. A lot of you said no. 

That's when we thought: why not try to fix this problem instead of waiting for the manufacturer to come up with a solution.

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And we did. We found a serviceable solution. So, if you get/want an access point you won't lose your cable connection.

With that in mind we want you to update your preference here: https://my.ram.rwth-aachen.de/want-ap or up above.

 

Remember, we are calculating a distribution with your input. Not explicitly denying might get you a free access point.

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Schedlued downtime (because we upgrade our Core Router)

 

We recently added a line card in our core router with the intention of improving our stability and performance.

 

Due to configurating the thing there will be downtime today, Friday, between 4pm and 5pm.

 

We are sorry for any inconveniance.

The information below is old, please check out this post for the latest info: UPDATE | ACCESS POINTS NOW WITH CABLE CONNECTION

 

If you never read a message here, you should at least read this one:

We want to optimize our WiFi network. For that we need to know if you need your cable connection in your apartment. The access points we deploy will require your only LAN port. That means that if we put an access point in your apartment you will only be able to connect wirelessly, at least for now. The WiFi will be very - very good, but you won't be able to connect by cable.

 

Warning Shield 100It is very important for you to tell us if you need your cable connection. If you have a PC which has no WiFi card: We will give you an USB WiFi Adapter if you like. If you already have an access point/router, you will also need to submit your preference.

So once again, if you really need a cable connection, tell us on the following site, or we might come to your apartment to give you an AP and then that's a lot of work for both of us. If you want to get an access point, tell us there aswell please.

 

Please go to:

https://my.ram.rwth-aachen.de/want-ap

 

We will first try to deploy access points where people said they want one, then at places where people have not submitted their preference. So, take part!

We will start the WiFi rollout in house 152. We will be deploying around 10 access points. Since we are not picking the apartments our self but letting a program do that we need to know if you need your LAN port in your apartment. So, if you haven't given your vote yet, you need to do now!

Check our last news post for detailed info.

help catWe are offering some tech support slots on the 18th of August 2016.

If you are having trouble with the system or want your router to be setup, pick a date.

If there are too many people we will consider additional timeslots.

 

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