Brock is welcoming students who don’t have internet access at home to participate in a ‘Wi-Fi drive-in’ in the University’s parking lots.
Students are able to park their cars for free in select Brock parking lots to use the University’s internet access through its wireless network.
The best parking lots for the optimal wireless connections are the ones in front of Brock’s East Academic and the area of Lot EA in front of the International Centre, which is behind East Academic.
To ensure physical distancing, students who use this Wi-Fi option are asked to space out their cars when choosing a parking spot and not gather in groups in their cars. This will also allow for a stronger wireless connection, although Wi-Fi performance could be impacted by heavy use if many cars are present.
While the wireless access will not be shut off at any point, the recommended hours to use the drive-in Wi-Fi are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for safety purposes.
Alternatively, the Computer Commons (Fish Bowl) and IT Help Desk located in it remain open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Computers have been spaced out to fall in line with physical distancing recommendations.
Remote support is available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday for faculty, staff, students and the rest of the Brock community.
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