Campus Next Generation Network Tech Briefing—May 2013

Note: This article was originally published on our website in May 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

With the improvements to the campus core network, new network paths from University Housing were implemented to increase network throughput from 100mbps to 1gb to the Internet. These paths are isolated from the other campus building network so this increased network utilization has no impact on other network traffic.

The next step was to increase the network throughput allowed to each resident room which was previously limited to 768kbps. This limit was incrementally increased to a limit of 2mbps where a performance limitation in the building firewall capacity was reached. Student residents now have nearly 3 times improved network speed compared to earlier this semester.

Future changes for the University Housing Network, planned for Summer 2013, include:

  • Increase network paths to allow for 10gbps performance
  • Replace housing firewalls with core network firewalls
  • Increase room network limits to 5mbps

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