Stony Brook University in New York has deployed a passive optical network (PON) in its Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology.
For a short period during April, Princeton University set a policy recommending that Apple iPad users not connect to the campus wireless network on threat of having their devices banned. The policy was put in place shortly after iPads began turning up on campus at the beginning of April and experienced problems accessing the network.
Fluke Networks has released a handheld device for troubleshooting wireless networks. The AirCheck WiFi Tester lets users verify and troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n network availability, connectivity, channel usage, and security settings.
Students who live at this residential university in New York seem to think they have the right to treat the campus network as if it were no different from the connection they have at home. And that's the way it should be, according to Rick Coloccia, SUNY Geneseo network manager.
Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.
After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."
The University of Tennessee System will be linking to and using a new 10-gigabit IP network core built by AT&T for the state of Tennessee. The system will be expanding its use of NetTN, a custom-built virtual private network begun in 2008, to connect its five campuses statewide.
With the Internet antics of 54,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff members, security analyst Brandon Johnson at Salt Lake Community College can easily chew up a day to figure out whose computer on campus is doing the dirty work of a botnet or what user was logged into a particular computer at a given time when law enforcement or HR comes calling.
One of the largest public universities in Brazil is beefing up its wireless infrastructure. The network at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil hosts 41,000 computers and thousands of other devices in use by 80,000 students and 6,000 faculty members on seven campuses.
The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA has deployed an 802.11n wireless network that doesn't require a controller in a newly constructed building on campus.