Wireless was first introduced on Carleton campus in summer 2004. The demand for wireless services has increased significantly over the years.
Month and Year
Unique Devices Connected
Concurrent Devices Connected
In the past three years, indoor wireless coverage from has increased from 18% to 58%.
The infographic below highlights the history of Wireless at Carleton.
Title: Wireless at Carleton
2004 – 2005: The Beginnings of Wireless at Carleton
In 2004 access points and major components are tested in Hull, QC by HP. Summer 2004 Carleton tests 2 access points in Robertson Hall. In 2005 there are 50 access points. Campus coverage is less than 1%.
2006 – 2008: Wireless Spreads Slowly to Campus
By the end of 2008 there are 100 access points and 14,000 unique client devices connected per month. Introduced 802.11n. Campus coverage is 9%.
2009: Eduroam comes to Campus
The Eduroam network is deployed. 19,000 unique client devices are connected via the 150 access points per month. Campus coverage is 14%.
2010: Wireless CUNET Login
Wireless CUNET domain login deployed. 24,000 unique client devices are connected via the 200 access points. Campus coverage is 18%.
2011: Access Points Double
There are now 400 access points with coverage in Canal, Lennox and Lanark House. 32, 000 unique client devices are connected a month. Campus coverage is 36%
2012: Half of Campus has Wireless Coverage
There are now 550 access points. 46,000 client devices are connected a month. Campus coverage is 50%.
2013: 50, 000 Unique Devices Connected
There are now 800 access points. 50, 000 unique client devices are connected a month. Campus coverage is 58%