You completed all of your work early in class. That is always a good feeling because you finally have the freedom to pull out your cellphone. You decide to scroll through social media until the end of the class period. You realize that, for some reason, nothing is loading.
Often, students experience slow Wi-Fi or sometimes can not even get a connection. It is no secret to anyone at Huntley that the Wi-Fi is an issue.
“In some parts of the school, like the commons, the Wi-Fi is not as strong. Everything takes forever to load,” senior Colton Adamick said.
According to the Help Desk, slow Wi-Fi experiences throughout the day could be a result of all the devices in the school that are connected to the same Wi-Fi. When a lot of devices are running on the same network, they have to share a limited amount of resources. If you are experiencing slow Wi-Fi, try logging out and then logging back in.
“The Chromebooks usually have a good connection: way faster than the phones,” Adamick said.
This is because Chromebooks run on a separate network than all of the other personal devices in the building. However, there are still separate problems regarding the Chromebooks. Every student in the school is issued a Chromebook, so there are still deficiencies, just less often than the problems that occur on the cell phones.
With the ever growing population at Huntley, perfect Wi-Fi connection may be closer to a dream than a reality for students. Too many devices are connected to the same network, so fast, consistent Wi-Fi is not going to be a possibility until technological advances are made in the U.S. Until then, students should just wait through the slow connection, and they should be grateful that we are privileged enough to even have Wi-Fi specifically for the students.