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Next Generation Network Project

illustration: Next Generation Network The Next Generation Network Project at the University of Minnesota is an upgrade of all the components of the University system's network, wired and WiFi.

This upgrade is happening to keep up with demand, create a more stable network, and create a more secure system-wide network.

Learn more about why UMN is upgrading now.

The WiFi portion of the NGN project is considered complete. Over 10,000 WiFi access points were newly-installed across the University of Minnesota system, and all U of M faculty, staff, and student WiFi users were transitioned to a new, preferred secure WiFi network: eduroam.

System campus core cutovers are targeted for summer 2018, and WiFi adjustments and improvements continue to be made to improve service for all University WiFi users on all campuses.

A full update on the project is available at

Illustration: Next Generation Network: Secure, Stable, Right sized to meet needs

Next Generation Network Project

August 30, 2016

The University of Minnesota is developing plans to upgrade the data networks on all campuses.
Illustration: Next Generation Network

U-Wide Next Generation Network Project

May 2, 2016

The University of Minnesota has embarked on a mission-critical project to upgrade its networks (wired and wireless).