Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:15 PM by Brittany Crocker
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 8:26 AM
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., had wireless internet connection problems Thursday, March 7, 2013. The wireless network stopped working on Thursday afternoon, sending residential students to nearby businesses. MU student Kristen Brandahan said she first noticed the outage during her economics class, and spent the evening at Kaldi's Coffee to finish her online assignments. "It's kind of inconvenient," Brandahan said, "but there are a lot of places near campus that offer free wifi."
Alicia Bender, a manager at Ingredient said the restaurant was busier. "We normally have people come in to use the wifi," Bender said, "but I have seen a few more people sitting with their computers."
The University of Missouri announced wireless failure across campus Wednesday night, saying "One of the core wireless controllers experienced a catastrophic failure that also destabilized the rest of the core controllers."
But, the university intranet connection is functioning properly. Jamie Thomsen, a Mizzou Pharmacy technician said nothing was different with the pharmacy's Intranet connection. "I didn't know anyone was having a problem until a student told me," she said. "We're fine here."
Another student, Alexander Ashton, said he had a difficult time getting a computer to use in the student center. "All the campus computers have a connection, it's just hard to get a computer in here," he said. "It makes doing homework a little more difficult."
University announcements maintain that wireless technicians are still working on the system.
EDITORS NOTE: (The word "announcements" should hyperlink to status.missouri.edu)
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