Wireless Access Point Upgrade (2700 Model)

July 5, 2022
  1. ITS is providing updated costs to all units-- accounting for inflation and design changes.  These deltas will be collected from units shortly.  176 WAPs with external antennas are still pending equipment orderability from the vendor.
  2. PMCS is creating estimates for any needed electrical work.

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 2023 and will stop operating when software is next loaded for security patches and updates.  The WAPs have been in service between five and eight years depending on their date of purchase (meeting lifespan expectation).  The WAPs replacing them will be 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 November 2020
Completed CSU level estimates February 2021
Completed Detailed survey and costing July 2021
Completed Accounts/orders from CSUs August 9 and 16, 2021
In Design ITS will transfer funds for Electrical September 2021
In Process Revised cost and collections from CSUs April-May 2022
Completed* Equipment orders placed (*except 180 2700Es) April 2022
Late Equipment received (currently expected mid-December due to supply chain issues) September 2022
Late Installation begins (expected December 2022) September 2022
Late Installation completed (expected May 2023, vendor has been extending support) February 2023