Archive for 2012

Gustavus ranked #1 for IPv6 usage

According to the statistics gathered by Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, over 75% of our network traffic to their sites is being done over IPv6. This past June, Gustavus Adolphus College joined the World IPv6 Launch network operators list and publicly committed to supporting IPv6 on our campus network to the best of our ability.  So […]

Election night and its impact on our network

On a typical night this semester, the internet connection for Gustavus tends to max out at around 450Mbit/s.  But last night was a little different.  Last night was election night 2012 ( also a presidential election year ) and a lot of people were getting updates on the elections via the internet.  As a result, […]

2012 Commencement Time Lapse

Want to watch the 2012 Gustavus Commencement ceremony but don’t have 3 hours to spare?  Here you can watch the entire day compressed down to just over 1 minute. This video was created from a series of images captured by the webcam which lives in the stadium press box and provides a view of the […]

Internet Upgrades

Over break we made four major changes to our connection to the Internet. For the most part, they won’t impact how you use the Internet on a day to day basis, but they should improve our systems behind the scenes. We upgraded to a newer router which should be able to take better advantage of […]

Brief Internet connection downtime Tuesday April 3rd

On April 3rd GTS will be upgrading to a new Internet router and increasing the redundancy of our Internet connection. We anticipate that there will be a brief outage sometime between 7am and 8am (probably about 7:30am) as we switch to the new router. Adding the redundancy during the day should not cause any downtime, […]

Gustavus WiFi network downtime Monday April 2nd

Starting on Monday morning, April 2nd 2012,  GTS will be upgrading the system in charge of the majority of the wireless (WiFi) network on campus.  For short periods of time the wireless network will be unavailable.  Anyone who needs to maintain a solid network connection during this time is encouraged to plug in with an […]

Upgraded Internet Connection

As of Thursday February 2nd 2012, Gustavus now has a much faster Internet connection. Gustavus now has a one gigabit connection to the ISP Hurricane Electric. To give some historical context, prior to the upgrade we had a 300Mbps connection. In December 2010 we upgraded from 200Mbps to 250Mbps. In January 2009 we upgraded from […]

New Webmail FAQ

Here are a few common questions we’ve received about the new version of webmail and their solutions. I liked the way the old webmail worked better. Can I still use the old webmail? You can make the new webmail work like the old webmail by: 1. Going to and loging in 2. go to […]

New Webmail

On Wednesday January 18th we will be officially launching a new version of Gustauvs Webmail. For many years, we have been using a webmail product named Horde. This is just an upgrade to the newest version. The new version includes many improvements and security updates. The biggest improvement in the new version is that the […]