Optimizing Network Connectivity and Management at Seoul's Educational Institution

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edited August 2023 in Success Stories

Smart Educational Institution

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Summary

The smart educational institution in Seoul needed to improve wireless performance during high traffic volume when students simultaneously used data-intensive applications and accessed online courses. They sought secure networks and efficient management, choosing Zyxel's USG FLEX 700 firewall to control website and application access, preventing access to irrelevant content. They also created VLANs to separate networks based on purpose and user. Installing an access point in narrow or shaded spaces can result in excessive costs, while excluding them may lead to weak signals. To accommodate a high number of students in confined spaces, Zyxel's WAX650S 802.11ax APs were installed in main areas, while budget-friendly APs were deployed in narrower spaces. This approach optimized the wireless network while effectively managing costs. The APs feature load balancing and quality of service (QoS) for high-speed, uninterrupted connectivity. Additionally, the entire network could be centrally managed and remotely controlled, facilitating easy network management and quick problem-solving in the event of network issues.

Challenges

  • Enhance WiFi performance while addressing the issues of wireless network overlapping and shadow areas
  • Optimize network management by segregating student and teaching staff networks and create a secure online learning environment
  • Simplify network management in the absence of a network administrator

Benefits

  • Simplify network management in the absence of a network administrator
  • Smooth and uninterrupted learning experiences for hundreds of students, even when they are using data-intensive applications simultaneously
  • Simplify network management in the absence of a network administrator

Products used

USG FLEX 700/USG310 Firewall

GS1920-8HP/24HP Smart Managed PoE Switch

WAX650S 802.11ax Access Point

WAX610D 802.11ax Access Point

WAC6502D-S 802.11ac Access Point

WAC6303D-S 802.11ac Access Point

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