Date of Defense



Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Michael Tarn

Second Advisor

Dr. Muhammad Razi

Third Advisor

George Kohrman


This research aims to identify relevant factors for conducting a student survey aimed to evaluate Western Michigan University's wireless network. A detailed background of wireless networks and of WMU's wireless computing is included in this study. Also included are other universities' wireless practices and other reviews about WMU's wireless campus. Through research and review five factors have been identified for indicating how users perceive WMU's wireless campus. Isolating the factors has helped to develop a well-rounded survey for the Haworth Business College student body. Two hundred students will participate revealing the satisfaction of students using the wireless network. This research has revealed many findings about WMU's wireless computing environment. These findings will aid administrators in making decisions regarding wireless computing. It will also provide a guide for other universities who wish to assemble a student satisfaction survey to empower the student body in rating the usability of the wireless environment.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only