Caltech is in the final phase of our campus-wide wireless network refresh. Our installation plan and selected buildings will be identified at the beginning of each fiscal year. As of August 2022, we have upgraded 117 campus buildings, or 87% of the structures on campus (academic buildings, student housing, admin buildings, and houses on Hill and Wilson.) and installed outdoor access points at ten targeted locations on campus to support faculty, students and staff in teaching, learning and collaboration. The remaining 17 buildings include 5 academic buildings plus several houses on Hill and Wilson streets, and 6 administrative buildings.
Over 5500 wireless devices connected to the network in June 2022
Building Upgrade Schedule - Summer/Fall 2022
- S. Mudd - started June
- Einstein Papers - Completed August 10th
- Church - September 2022
- Alles - Fall 2022
- Crellin - Fall/Winter 2022
Caltech is partnering with Aruba and VectorUSA to design and implement an 802.11ac wireless network. This will be a multi-year effort, encompassing new controllers, more than 2,800 additional access points, authenticated guest access, and support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices where possible.
There will be an extended period of time where both the current and the new wireless networks will be deployed on parts of campus. When you find that you are not connected to wireless, go to WiFi settings on your device.
Check the map below for a list of completed buildings where you can use Caltech Secure and Caltech Visitor as well as the next scheduled buildings.
|Completed Upgrades YTD 2022||Completed Upgrades in 2021||Completed Upgrades in 2020|
|Einstein Papers Houses August 2022||10 outdoor learning and meeting locations||Firestone|
|Schlinger - June 2022||Downs-Lauritsen - September 2021||Guggenheim|
|Bridges (East/West/Annex) - May 2022||Cahill - June 2021||Karman|
|Caltech Hall - February 2022||Beckman Behavioral Biology -July 2021||Synchrotron|
|315 Hill Street - January 2022||USGS -April 2021|
|Hill Music House - April 2021|
|Baxter and Ramo - April 2021|
|Annenberg - March 2021|
|Steele House - March 2021|