Wireless Upgrade Project
Caltech is in the final phase of our campus-wide wireless network refresh. Our installation plan and selected buildings will be identified at the beginning of each fiscal year. As of January 2023, 119 campus buildings, or 89% of the structures on campus (academic buildings, student housing, admin buildings, and houses on Hill and Wilson.) have been upgraded. Outdoor access points were installed at ten targeted locations to support faculty, students, and staff in teaching, learning, and collaboration. The remaining 15 buildings include 3 academic buildings plus several houses on Hill and Wilson streets, and 6 administrative buildings.
Building Upgrade Schedule - Winter 2023
- Church - Completed January 18, 2023
- 317 Wilson - Completed January 18, 2023
- Alles - Started January 18, 2023
- Crellin - Planned for February 2023
- Tacit House- Planned for 2023
Caltech is partnering with Aruba and VectorUSA to design and implement an 802.11ac wireless network. This will be a multi-year effort, encompassing new controllers, more than 2,800 additional access points, authenticated guest access, and support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices where possible.
There will be an extended period of time where both the current and the new wireless networks will be deployed on parts of campus. When you find that you are not connected to wireless, go to WiFi settings on your device.
Check the map below for a list of completed buildings where you can use Caltech Secure and Caltech Visitor as well as the next scheduled buildings.
|Completed Upgrades YTD 2023||Completed Upgrades YTD 2022||Completed Upgrades in 2021||Completed Upgrades in 2020|
|Church - January 2023||Undergrad admissions- October 2022||10 outdoor learning and meeting locations||Firestone|
|315 S Wilson - January 2023||S. Mudd - September 2022||Downs-Lauritsen - September 2021||Guggenheim|
|Einstein Papers Houses August 2022||Cahill - June 2021||Karman|
|Schlinger - June 2022||Beckman Behavioral Biology -July 2021||Synchrotron|
|Bridges (East/West/Annex) - May 2022||USGS -April 2021|
|Caltech Hall - February 2022||Hill Music House - April 2021|
|315 Hill Street - January 2022||Baxter and Ramo - April 2021|
|Annenberg - March 2021|
|Steele House - March 2021|