‘ForActiveDesktop’ Category

Wireless Upgrades to Confer / Vickner Hall

The WiFi network in Confer / Vickner Hall has received a significant upgrade as part of our ongoing project to improve the WiFi network in the academic buildings on campus.  Last year the building had 13 aging WiFi access points.  This summer we replaced those access points with 22 of the latest generation WiFi access […]

Outdoor WiFi added to Johns Family Courtyard

A common request we receive at GTS is to expand the WiFi coverage in the outdoor spaces on campus.  As part of an effort to improve the WiFi all around Gustavus, we have installed a new outdoor WiFi access point on the wall between the Courtyard Cafe and the Johns Family Courtyard.  So this fall […]

2018 Commencement Time Lapse Video

Congratulations class of 2018!  Commencement is over and you are on to whatever comes next.  Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate this year and commencement was held indoors for the first time since 2014.  But don’t worry, there is a camera in the arena that we used to create a time lapse video of the indoor […]

New and improved GusTV

Today GusTV was updated with some new channels, higher resolution video streams, and closed captions. Since GusTV first debuted as a pilot project in 2007, students have enjoyed the ability to stream local broadcast TV channels to their computers and mobile devices.  Over the years we have added a few additional channels but has largely […]

C in CC Streaming Stats and Bonus Time Lapse Video

  So just how many people watched the first ever live stream of Christmas in Christ Chapel this year?  Well, that is a tough question to answer.  It seems like that should be a pretty straight forward and simple answer.  Just count up the number of requests for the video file from our systems logs […]

WiFi Network Updates

Since the beginning of spring semester GTS has received a number of complaints about how the wireless/wifi network has been extra slow for them.  Many people mentioned that it was working fine last fall but that this spring it was significantly slower or basically not working for them at all, especially in the evenings. Between […]

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 […]

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, […]