MLK Library’s WiFi 6 Upgrade

A student using a laptop in MLK overlooking downtown SJ

SJSU IT has installed 125 of the latest WiFi 6 Access Points in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, thanks to the support of President Papazian. One of the biggest benefits of WiFi 6 is how it excels at managing many simultaneous connections. This will ensure that library visitors and all of their devices have a reliable, fast connection to our secure campus network. Looking forward, this upgrade will enable future technology strategies in IoT and smart facilities. 

The push to install WiFi 6 around campus is already paying off. Comparing data from the first day of Fall 2019 to the first day of Fall 2021, there was a 69% increase in WiFi traffic in the MLK Library — a big jump! As we look toward a more hybrid future, these usage and traffic trends will only continue. 

I want to be sure to thank Marco Rodriguez, Tino Cruz, Mark Tran, and Trevor Florez for their work on this project.

Our efforts to upgrade more of the campus to the new WiFi 6 standard is an excellent example of how we’re implementing solutions to address today’s problems that also build for the future. Ensuring that our university has a reliable, fast, campus-wide network is a foundational step in our long-term strategy for achieving the vision of Transformation 2030. 

Best regards,
Bob Lim

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