Where We've Been

The initial MUnet Wireless project kicked off in 2004 with a total of 1,042 wireless access points (WAPs) in the original install. From there, the number of WAPs steadily increased year after year to the more than 5,600 we have now.

You can follow along with the timeline of Wi-Fi at Miami here:

Miami Wi-Fi 0.5: 2003-2004

Total WAPs: 100

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 b

The beginning of Miami Wi-Fi! For the initial MUnet Wireless project, we cracked open the proverbial pipes and added several features, including guest access and departmental pockets of WAPs.

Miami Wi-Fi 1.0: 2004-2005

Total WAPs: 1,042

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 b/g

This was the first campus-wide rollout of MU-WIRELESS and MU-GUEST, and we added more than 1,000 access points. We're getting there!

Miami Wi-Fi 2.0: 2007-2008

Total WAPs: 1,375

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 b/g/a

Miami Wi-Fi 3.0: 2011-2012

Total WAPs: 1,901

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 b/g/a/n

This is when we started branching out and improving greenspace connectivity - in other words, between buildings. (Nowadays, you can walk anywhere on campus and have a strong signal.)

Miami Wi-Fi 4.0: 2014-2015

Total WAPs: 2,351

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 n/ac

Miami Wi-Fi 5.0: 2018-2019

Total WAPs: 5,100

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 n/ac

Now, we have denser coverage with a jump of nearly 3,000 WAPs in the past couple of years. The network is getting even more robust, and the Wi-Fi standard didn't change from year to year this time.

Miami Wi-Fi 6.0: 2019-2020

Total WAPs: 5,400

Wi-Fi standard: 802.11 ac/ax

And that brings us to today! We are adding more WAPs than ever, along with replacing old ones and upgrading technology constantly. We're improving greenspace coverage and boosting connectivity.