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Article SummaryThe college wireless network extends about 50 m in most places.
The range of the campus wireless network is about 50m under most conditions. For optimal performance, you want be near a wireless access point.
Outdoors the wireless network normally stops working before you get to the college parking lots.

Note: Wireless is also available in residence at Woodroffe in public areas.

A general rule of thumb is wireless 802.11b/g/n devices support a range of up to 150 feet (46 m) indoors and 300 feet (92 m) outdoors. The effective range of 802.11a/ac is approximately one-third that of 802.11b/g/n. However, materials used in the building such as brick walls and metal frames can reduce the range of a WiFi network by 25% or more. Other WiFi settings on the wireless controller are used to further reduce this range to provide optimal performance in a high density environments such as Algonquin College.




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