-> Faculty of Electrical (FKE) is undergoing a survey for UTM Skudai students. The purpose of this survey is to determine the actual speed experienced by the students from their respective colleges through WIRED and WiFiUTM network and eventually to take the necessary actions to improve the connection speed to an acceptable speed rate.
Don’t let total AP’s installed fools you. With so many APs lying around in UTM yet student still having a problem accessing a WifiUTM smoothly. One thing that you should know, there’s a limit number of users can connect to each AP simultaneously.
They also in a midst of upgrading a wired network in all college in UTM. That’s definitely a good news cause wired connection is much stable compare to wireless.
Another thing we as UTM student should be aware of, if anyone of us using a router in our room it can kinda mess up the wireless network. Just read the explanation from FKE staff below.
One of the problems we are facing in providing a good WiFiUTM coverage is the disturbance from Rogue AP (the APs that are installed by the students without our consent) as shown in the picture below (in K15). The conflicting channels used by those APs will result in reduction of the speed to the AP and to the network itself.
Rogue APs in K15 are listed below (we are going to trace them as we have captured their location and MAC addresses). There are many more in other colleges.
Until the problems related to these rogue AP are solved, we are going to experience slowness in the access speed (it is a kind of chicken and egg problem-students say WiFiUTM is slow and we say your rogue APs are disturbing our APs because they (without realizing it) are using the same channels that WiFiUTM’s APs do).
The test was conducted in college 15! I’m staying in college 14 btw. And I can see couple of wireless SSID that I familiar. Gotcha!
Word of advice, please turn of your wireless router when you are not in use. That goes to Alan, Rasyidi, Bhem and Izzudin
Wanna contribute to the survey? Go here.