IT Services Network Winter Break Upgrades

IT Services is continuously working to improve the network services on campus. Our goal is to make it easier and more secure for students, faculty and staff to connect and use the network on campus. The network team was busy during the winter break, performing wireless, switch and firewall upgrades across campus.

After a significant amount of planning and preparation, the following buildings were upgraded to Cisco wireless service over the break:network equipment

  • Event Center
  • South Campus
  • King Library

In the Dining Commons, wireless service was added where it was not previously available. The SJSU wireless upgrade project has been completed and all buildings have new upgraded wireless.
The campus internet firewall was also upgraded from a 2Gbps firewall to a new state of the art Next Generation 40Gbps firewall. The new firewall has the speed and capacity to support campus growth for years to come. Lastly, all the network switches in the King Library and the Health building have been upgraded to new switches providing 1Gbps access on each port.

IT Services continues to tune and enhance the network to enable the most effective service based on usage and traffic patterns. If you are having trouble connecting to SJSU wired or wireless networks, or have any questions about network services, contact the IT Help Desk at 408-924-1530 or ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu. We’ll help get you connected!

Happy Next Gen New Year!

The Next Gen Technology Project was very busy over the Winter Break providing enhanced technology resources to campus. The work completed is outlined below.

Network Switch Updates

Network Switch updates will enable increased network speeds. Buildings completed were:

  • Student Union West
  • Child Development Center (in CCB)
  • Corp Yard
  • Engineering
  • MacQuarrie Hall

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Wi-Fi Network Updates

Wi-Fi Network updates will enable increased access and throughput. The campus Wi-Fi now has 3 times more coverage and 10 times more capacity when compares to last spring. The new technology has been deployed in all core campus buildings except the King Library and Tower Hall. Wi-Fi was also introduced for the first time in Campus Village and the residence halls.

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Unified Communications Deployment

Unified Communications deployment enables sophisticated communication for campus employees. Buildings completed were:

  • Washington Square
  • Dudley Moorhead
  • Instructional Resource Center
  • Child Development Center

Next Up for Next Gen

Note: This article was originally published in a December 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

The Next Gen Technology Project is on schedule this Fall. Last month we brought you the project schedule to date which you can view at IT Services Projects. This month, we’ll let you know what is happening in December.

Network Switch Updates

Network Switch updates will enable increased network speeds.

Dec 6:

  • Moss Landing Marine Labs
  • Student Union West

Dec 13:

  • Child Development Center (in CCB)
  • Corp Yard

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Wi-Fi Network Updates

WiFi Network updates will enable increased access and throughput. In December we will complete cabling and pre-cutover installation to the following campus buildings:

  • Central Classroom Building
  • Hugh Gillis Hall
  • Dwight Bentel Hall
  • Sweeney Hall
  • Boccardo Business Center
  • Duncan Hall
  • MacQuarrie Hall
  • Clark Hall
  • Engineering
  • Health Building
  • Industrial Studies
  • Art
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Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Unified Communications Deployment

Unified Communications Deployment enables sophisticated communication for campus employees. In December, phones in the following buildings will be updated.

  • Dec 6: Washington Square
  • Dec 13: Dudley Moorehead and Instructional Resource Center
  • Dec 20: Child Development Center

Network Switch Updates

Note: This article was originally published in a November 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

New Cisco network switches are being installed to enable increased network speeds. The new network switches will drive the Cisco wireless access points and Cisco Unified Communications phones. Installation of the network switches requires an outage of network access in the building that has been averaging less than 2 hours. Check out Campus Next Generation Network for more information.

Buildings Updated through October:

  • Lucas Business Complex
  • Music
  • Faculty Office Building
  • Hugh Gillis Hall
  • Central Classroom Building
  • University Police/Human Resources
  • Computer Center
  • Washington Square Hall
  • Tower Hall
  • Dudley Moorhead Hall

Schedule for November:

  • Nov 1: Instructional Resource Center
  • Nov 8: Industrial Studies
  • Nov 11: Student Union Expansion–Phase 1
  • Nov 15: South Campus
  • Nov 22: Sweeney Hall

SJSU Wireless Network Update and Plans

SJSU Wi-Fi iconNote: This article was originally published in a October 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

With a record number of students on campus this semester, we have more than doubled the number of wireless devices on campus since Fall 2012. On an average day this semester, our wireless network supports access of more than 26,000 mobile devices that generate 2,300 GigaBytes of wireless network traffic.

In an ongoing effort to keep up with increasing demand, IT Services is upgrading the campus wireless network on a building-by-building basis through the Fall and Spring. By the start of the Spring 2014 semester, we will have introduced SJSU wireless in the Housing buildings. By the end of the project, we will have tripled the number of wireless access points presently on campus.

The wireless network upgrade will introduce the best in class Cisco wireless access points. These devices will include the new support for the latest wireless protocols including the 802.11A/C standard that supports 450Mbps data rates. This upgrade will enable support for HD video, live video streaming, Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) technology, and advanced information security.