Network poses problems for those with older technology
CORRECTION: In a previous version of this editorial, the reason why students may have issues connecting to the Internet was misstated. The updated wireless network does not affect Internet connectivity. The Daily Orange regrets this error.
As it seems to happen every year, students across campus are having issues connecting to Air Orange X. This time, new technology may be to blame.
Students who own older devices are unable to utilize the increased speed and security that comes with Air Orange X’s upgrade. Syracuse University officials should be commended for keeping up with the times and working to bring students the fastest Internet possible, but some students with older technology have been left behind.
University officials are working to keep up with the ever-changing technological world by upgrading the network.
As technology improves, it seems that professors are working with these technological changes, too. A lot of reading material is now assigned online, and students may be expected to turn in assignments via TurnItIn or post information to Blackboard.
Options for these students must be expanded if professors continue increasing online assignments. The university can offer Ethernet cords to help students connect in residence halls or on South Campus. Officials could upgrade computers in labs on campus, so students will be enticed to use them. The university must keep these students in mind as they continually upgrade the network.
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