Author or Editor: Dan Magyar, Lead Help Desk Specialist - Edit

Wireless Upgrade

Lead: Sean Cartwright

Description

DTS has completed the installation phase of a multi-year project to upgrade our district’s wireless networks.

Updates

  • 12/12/2017 -Project Complete
  • 12/5/2017 – Testing recommended fixes from the Vendor
  • 11/15/2017 – Waiting on Vendor
  • 10/25/2017 – Post-install surveys complete. Reports have been reviewed by district network technician and sent to the vendor for suggestions on problematic areas

 

Elementary Schools

Status School Site Survey Wiring Conversion Notes
Status: Complete Alpine Elementary School Complete Complete
Complete
Status: Complete Black Rock Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Blue Mountain Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Burlington Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Centennial Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Central Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Columbine Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Eagle Crest Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Erie Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Fall River Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Hygiene Elementary School Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Indian Peaks Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Legacy Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Longmont Estates Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Lyons Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Mead Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Mountain View Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Niwot Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Northridge Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Prairie Ridge Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Red Hawk Elementary School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Rocky Mountain Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Sanborn Elementary School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Spark! Discovery Preschool  Complete Complete Complete

*Scheduling with Principal

Middle Schools

Status School Site Survey Wiring Conversion Notes
Status: Complete Altona Middle School Complete Complete
Complete
Status: Complete Coal Ridge Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Erie Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Longs Peak Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Mead Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Sunset Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Trail Ridge Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Westview Middle School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Thunder Valley K8 School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Timberline PK8 School Complete  Complete Complete

High Schools

Status School Site Survey Wiring Conversion Notes
Status: Complete CDC/Olde Columbine High School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Erie High School  Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Frederick High School  Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Longmont High School  Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Lyons Middle/Senior High School  Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Mead High School  Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Niwot High School  Complete  Complete Complete
Status: Complete Silver Creek High School  Complete Complete  Complete
Status: Complete Skyline High School  Complete  Complete  Complete

Admin Building

Status Building Site Survey Wiring Conversion Notes
Status: Complete Clover Basin ESC Complete Complete
Complete
Status: Complete East Bus Terminal Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Education Service Center Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Lashley ESC Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Learning Services Center Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Lincoln ESC Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Main Street School Complete Complete Complete
Status: Complete Student Services Complete Complete Complete

 *Tentative Schedule


Statuses

Status: Complete School’s upgrade to the new wireless standard is complete. Some cleanup work may still be required.
Status: In Progress School’s upgrade to the new wireless standard is in progress. Work being done at the school may have some effect on normal school operations.
Status: Pending School is operational on the district’s previous wireless standard. Any work being done at the location has little to no effect on normal school operations.

Site Survey – Each site has to be mapped for proper placement of wireless access points. Many factors affect placement including room geometry, wall building materials, relationship to other access points, etc.

Wiring – The new wireless will provide a much deeper saturation of access. This increased access requires almost four times as many access points as the previous system. Therefor DTS has to install almost three times as much wiring.

Access Points Live – Due to interference the old and the new wireless cannot be turned on at the same time. After the wiring is complete a small number of new access points will be installed but not activated. When these are ready and in coordination with building administration the old wireless will be turned off.  At this point, much of the building will lose wireless access completely. Again in coordination with building administration, the rest of the access points will be installed and activated to make wireless available across the building in stages. Graph show percentage of building live on new wireless.

Completed – The date when the school was completely live on the newly upgraded wireless.


Impact of only having a 5GHz network on devices:
The new wireless network operates at the 5GHz frequency. Some personal devices that operate at the lower 2.4GHz frequency will not be able to connect to the new wireless network. Please make sure all future technology choices have the ability to operate at the higher 5GHz frequency if connecting to the district’s wireless network is important to you.

Last updated by magyar_dan on 2017-12-13 04:08:35

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