Southern Illinois University Undergoes Network Refresh to Improve Performance and Power

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public research university founded in 1869. It is the longest standing campus within the Southern Illinois University system. Over 13,000 students are enrolled from over 100 countries and all 50 states.



  • Robust, reliable network infrastructure for wireless connectivity across campus facilities
  • Continuous uptime to enable productivity among students and faculty
  • Cost effective implementation options
  • Simplified routing and switching
"We’ve got a great relationship with our account manager. We can communicate easily, and we trust that he’s working for our best interest. With Extreme, we have a partner."
Greg Pangrazio
Network Engineering Manager, SIU

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  • Significant decrease in wireless incidents
  • Improved uptime
  • Better coverage per access point
  • Support calls went from hours over days to first time resolution
  • Successfully positioned network for continual improvement