Engineering Network Upgrades

Engineering Network Upgrades

The Engineering Building's network was upgraded with new switches that will provide Gigabit (1000 Mbps) to the desktop, faster Wi-Fi in densely used areas, future support for a 10 Gigabit backbone, and more  modern support of upcoming necessary protocols, like IPv6. These new switches were installed in the Engineering Building's central comm room and allow for complete redundancy in the server network to avoid problems caused by single component failures. The main Engineering network router is also being replaced which will permit a redundant ring topology.  It will provide faster communication links between servers to avoid bottlenecks.