This Wednesday we will be beginning MAP testing. Wednesday also happens to coincide with Apple's release of iOS 8.
On a typical day, the number of personal devices on our wireless network exceeds the number of Pathfinder-owned devices. A large portion of these personal devices are iPhones. At any given time, we can have between 200-300 iPhones connected to the school network.
Apple devices are notorious for bringing school and workplace networks to their knees when an iOS update is released. See Business Insider: iOS 7 Downloads Have Likely Caused Multiple College Campuses To Lose Internet.
As it happens, Wednesday is particularly bad timing for us, as we will be counting on our Internet connection and wireless network to not only sustain our usual traffic, but also the traffic generated by many students simultaneously taking the MAP test.
We have taken proactive measures on our side to limit the amount of bandwidth that can be consumed by personal devices, and Apple iOS updates specifically.
However, we ask you to take the following actions in order to reduce the likelihood of a disruption: