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Stevens provides high-speed internet access to members of the Stevens Community.  We provide both wired ports and wireless access points.
Stevens provides high-speed internet access to members of the Stevens Community.  We provide both wired ports and wireless access points.
== Wired ==
== Wired ==
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* All across campus are Ethernet jacks.  They use an RJ-45 connector and preferably Cat5e cable.  These ports allow greater speed than any wireless connection.  For ports not in dorms or Greek houses, any machine plugged in must have its [[Register A MAC Address|MAC registered]] in order to [[Obtain An IP Address|DHCP]].
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* All across campus are Ethernet jacks.  They use an RJ-45 connector and preferably Cat5e cable.  These ports allow greater speed than any wireless connection.
* All ports support 100baseT connection speeds, but are rate limited to prevent network congestion due to a few clients.  1000baseT backbones connect all the buildings on campus.
* All ports support 100baseT connection speeds, but are rate limited to prevent network congestion due to a few clients.  1000baseT backbones connect all the buildings on campus.
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* The dorm and Greek house wired networks are firewalled off from the rest of campus. Outgoing connections are unimpeded, but unsolicited incoming connections are blocked.
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* The dormitory halls and Greek house wired networks are firewalled (separated) from the rest of campus. Outgoing connections are unimpeded, but unsolicited incoming connections are blocked.
* Our Networking department has several protections in place to automatically identify and block any suspicious network activity.  Most virus-infected machines will be automatically caught and removed from the network.
* Our Networking department has several protections in place to automatically identify and block any suspicious network activity.  Most virus-infected machines will be automatically caught and removed from the network.
* To connect multiple computers in a residence hall room please see [[Connecting Multiple Computers in Residence Hall Rooms]].
* To connect multiple computers in a residence hall room please see [[Connecting Multiple Computers in Residence Hall Rooms]].
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* Connecting machines in Academic buildings will require the machine to be registered. Registering a machine for an Academic building (a non-public area) must be done by a full time staff or faculty member.
== Wireless ==
== Wireless ==

Revision as of 07:52, 9 October 2008


Stevens provides high-speed internet access to members of the Stevens Community. We provide both wired ports and wireless access points.

Wired

  • All across campus are Ethernet jacks. They use an RJ-45 connector and preferably Cat5e cable. These ports allow greater speed than any wireless connection.
  • All ports support 100baseT connection speeds, but are rate limited to prevent network congestion due to a few clients. 1000baseT backbones connect all the buildings on campus.
  • The dormitory halls and Greek house wired networks are firewalled (separated) from the rest of campus. Outgoing connections are unimpeded, but unsolicited incoming connections are blocked.
  • Our Networking department has several protections in place to automatically identify and block any suspicious network activity. Most virus-infected machines will be automatically caught and removed from the network.
  • Connecting machines in Academic buildings will require the machine to be registered. Registering a machine for an Academic building (a non-public area) must be done by a full time staff or faculty member.

Wireless

  • Wireless access points are available across campus for your convenience. These Stevens Wireless Networks are not guarenteed to be reliable; we strongly encourage the use of the wired network.

Internet

  • Stevens has a 150 Mbit connection to the internet as well as a 40 Mbit link to Internet2 and a 5 Mbit link to NJ EDGE.
  • Stevens has Quality of Service tools designed to ensure everyone has fair access to the World Wide Web. Tasks with an educational purpose are guaranteed higher priority traffic.

Off Campus Access

  • Since many of the school's academic and business resources are restricted to the Stevens Network, Stevens provides the Stevens Community with ways of accessing these on campus resources from off campus.
  • Setting up a Virtual Private Network Connection(VPN) from any off campus internet connection will simulate a connection from an on campus network port. This will cause the connected computer to interact with the Stevens Network exactly as it would if the computer was physically on campus.
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