Georgia Tech takes direct approach to boosting WiFi on campus

School augments Cisco WiFi gear with high-gain directional antennas

A crush of WiFi devices on campus forced Georgia Tech's IT team to take a different approach to delivering wireless service to students, faculty and staff: a very direct approach at that.

The school has augmented its thousands of omnidirectional Cisco WiFi access points with high-gain directional antennas from Tessco's Ventev division that better focus wireless signals.

I've taken a shot at boiling down the story for you here, using an iOS app called Comic Life. Though for the full-blown story, check out colleague John Cox's fine account.

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