Significant wireless network upgrades underway across campus

UA Little Rock has invested more than $5 million to improve the university’s core network environment which consists of technology that originally was implemented in 2008.

IT Services has been working diligently to upgrade the campus network with current technology to support the university’s teaching and research missions, both now and into the future. An immediate goal is to provide campus users a modern, wireless networking environment that is sufficient to support faculty, researchers, student, and staff needs.

Benefits of Upgrade

  • Significant improvement in capacity and coverage
  • Improved wireless to the latest 802.11ac standard 500Mbps (was 54 Mbps)
  • Faster Edge to Distribution link speeds now 10Gbps (was 1Gbps)
  • Redundant edge switch uplinks (all edge switches has 2 uplinks)
  • Improved wired edge port speed to 1Gbps (was 100Mbps)
  • Power redundancy for POE (Power Over Ethernet) devices
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) throughout the network to provide for network stability

Progress Report

  • All network hardware/software has been purchased, received and is staged according to the installation schedule

Project Schedule (Subject to revisions based on wiring contractor availability)

Windgate Center of Art & Design Completed
Donaghey Student Center Completed
Ottenheimer Library Completed
ETAS Completed
EIT Completed
Ross Completed
Dickinson Completed
Stabler Completed
Law School April 20, 2018
US / Speech / HR / Print Shop / Communications In Progress
University Plaza TBD
Fribourgh Hall TBD
Fine Arts TBD
Nursing TBD
Student Services Center TBD
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