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Wi-fi Surveys

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The UIS has a small team of experienced and qualified wi-fi engineers able to perform extensive and detailed wireless surveys. Familiar with the University environment, they have considerable experience of the different types of University institutions and the challenges they present.

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

The wi-fi survey team are experienced in all types of University buildings. Their expertise in historic buildings, lecture rooms with different accoustics and outdoor spaces provide customers with comprehensive solutions to

  • topography and architecture problems
  • radio frequency issues 

The survey reports provide:

  • full signal heat maps
  • Recommendations for optimal access point models and locations
  • Post-installation advice and assistance.

The UIS network installation team can also provide local Cat5e\6 and fibre optic infrastructure to support a new wi-fi deployment.

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

Wi-fi surveys are charged at £300 per day on site. Wi-fi survey reports are included in this price.

There is currently a long waiting list for wi-fi surveys.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

There is currently a long waiting list for wi-fi surveys which the UIS hope to address by recruiting additional staff.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

During normal working hours, Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm.

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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