Wifi Troubles: When the Wifi Change Fails to Satisfy

The login form for the guest wifi at State  High.
The login form for the guest wifi at State High.
Sorour Behroozi

The recent Wi-Fi changes at school have been nothing short of a nightmare for everyone involved. It feels like just yesterday we were breezing through our online assignments and streaming videos without a hitch, but now it’s like we’ve been hit with a digital tsunami. Since February when they made the switch to SCASD Enterprise, it’s been one problem after another, and the frustration levels are through the roof.

Let’s start with speed or rather, the lack thereof. The Wi-Fi used to be lightning-fast, but now it’s slower than a tortoise with a backpack full of rocks. Trying to load even the simplest webpage feels like waiting for the sun to rise in the west, and as for streaming videos? Forget about it. YouTube, our beloved source of educational content and cat videos alike, has become a buffering nightmare. It’s like playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole with the loading circle, and nobody’s winning.

But it’s not just a minor inconvenience it’s a full-blown disruption to our learning. Picture this: you’re trying to follow along with a lesson or review material for a test, and every few seconds, the video freezes. It’s like trying to read a book with someone constantly flicking the lights on and off. Sure, you might eventually get through it, but it’s far from ideal.

And then there are the constant disconnections. One moment you’re in the middle of typing up an essay, and the next, you’re staring at a screen telling you there’s no connection. It’s like trying to have a conversation with someone who keeps walking away mid-sentence. It’s disruptive, frustrating, and makes it nearly impossible to concentrate on our work.

Freshman Joslyann Ginorio expressed her initial struggles with the new wifi.

The new wifi? It’s totally messing with the YouTube app. It takes forever to load, and even when it finally loads, it’s like buffering all the time. Super annoying, especially between classes,” Ginorio said.

And let’s not forget about the teachers—they’re feeling the pain too. Trying to deliver lessons and grade assignments with the same sluggish Wi-Fi is like trying to drive a car with square wheels. Sure, you can technically keep moving forward, but it’s a bumpy ride, and you’re not getting anywhere fast.

Although some people are struggling with the changes, there are people that didn’t notice the change and seem to be fine with it all. Gustavo Reyes, a student at State High, said “I find it to work very well I’ve seen it get slow a couple of times.” He also mentioned that he had never had any problems with it and he thinks that it works perfectly fine

So why did they even make these changes in the first place? Rumors are flying around about students having access to the old WiFi password, but who knows if that’s true. All I know is that whatever the reason, it’s making life a whole lot harder for everyone.

At the end of the day, we’re all just trying to make it through the school day without losing our minds over the Wi-Fi. Hopefully, someone in charge hears our frustrations and finds a solution soon. Until then, we’ll just have to keep hitting refresh and hoping for the best.

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