Next Generation Network Project
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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 it.umn.edu/news/ngn-march-update.
August 30, 2016
May 2, 2016