If you experience spotty wifi performance, ensure you are not using venus2.
venus2 is 2g wifi, which we are phasing out. It's only enabled in areas where students have notified us that their personal devices are not 5g capable (they cannot see venus).
If you are one of these students, please let the Tech Desk staff know what room number your classes are in and we will make sure the access points nearest your classes have a 2g radio enabled for you.
The problem with 2g/venus2 is that its reach is far beyond what's needed for a dense, device-heavy environment like at MIAD and is subject to interference by nearby offices, wifi-capable vehicle traffic, condos and Bluetooth; as only 3 channels are available (without overlapping), opposed to several more non-overlapping channels on 5g.
You should see improved performance by using venus (5g).
The signal strength has been reduced on venus2 to try and prevent devices several classrooms away from its access point from seeing it, but students that have been on campus before this decision was made, might still have venus2 listed in their device's known networks.
To ensure your 5g-capable device(s) aren't trying to utilize venus2, it is recommended you remove venus2 from your Network Preferences.
If you need assistance, please visit the Tech Desk, 210A or 205B.