Wireless Access Point Upgrade (2700 Model)

December 21, 2021
  1. Equipment funds have been collected from all involved units.
  2. PMCS is creating estimates for any needed electrical work.
  3. Vendor has provided different electrical requirements for the new models.  ITS is working with the vendor to evaluate impact of different options to make a recommendation to campus.

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 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 PMCS will transfer funds for Electrical 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 February 2023