Wired computer networking provides access to e-mail, mainframe applications, shared folders, printers, the World Wide Web and more. Connections are available in most offices, all classrooms and many other rooms on campus and in some off-campus buildings. Each wired network connection provides 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) or 100 Megabits per second connection into the network backbone. On campus the backbone provides between 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and 40 Gigabits per second of throughput. Depending on location, off-campus facilities have lower speed access to the University network.
There is currently 450 Mbps capacity available from three Internet Service Providers (ISPs) plus additional capacity to International Research Networks. To provide some security for the campus, ports commonly used for security attacks are blocked. To ensure equitable access to the Internet, the volume of some other types of traffic (such as peer-to-peer and FTP) is limited to prevent them from consuming all the available bandwidth.
Wired network connections are available in most rooms of most University buildings including many off-campus locations. Additional network connections can be requested.
Network connections provide 10/100 Mbps. Devices that fail to negotiate correctly should be reported to the help desk. Network connections in each area share 2 Gbps (or more) capacity onto the network backbone, which runs at 40 Gbps.
The wired network service is available across the campus. Since the University network utilizes DHCP, most computers can be connected in any location and continue to operate. Computers that require static IP addresses can be accommodated, but this limits portability.