Wireless Access Point Upgrade (2700 Model)

February 23, 2021

Building level estimates, and, College, School, and Unit-level estimates for shared buildings have been provided to Technical Support Contacts.

Project Summary

Unsupported Wi-Fi Access Points (WAPs) and related infrastructure will be lifecycled.


Nearly 5,000 WAPs (model 2700/3700) across over 130 buildings lose support April 2022 and will stop operating when software is next loaded for security patches and updates.  The WAPs have been in service between five and seven years depending on their date of purchase (meeting lifespan expectation).  The WAPs replacing them will three generations newer boasting much higher speed, quality, and capacity.

The project may be followed on its wiki page, along with its FAQs.

Status Item Due
Completed Design September 2020
Completed Building level estimates (spreadsheet) November
Completed CSU level estimates February 2021
Not started Detailed surveys July 2021
Not started Funding/orders from CSUs September 1, 2021
Not started Electrical work orders placed September 2021
At risk Equipment orders placed Pending new vendor model
At risk Equipment received TBD
At risk Installation begins TBD
At risk Installation completed TBD