‘GAC IT’ Category

2019 Commencement Time Lapse Video

June 1, 2019 was a beautiful day to hold the commencement ceremony outside.  To get a peek at all that goes on during this event, take a look at this time lapse video where we compressed the entire day down into a one minute video.

Campus Internet Connection Bandwidth Increase

Due to the ever increasing demand for internet bandwidth it was once again time for GTS to upgrade our internet connection before spring semester kicks off.  For the past few years the campus has had 2Gbit/s of bandwidth to the internet and 1Gbit/s to Internet2.  While this was a huge amount of capacity a few […]

WiFi Upgrades in the Library

We know that one of the busiest times of the year for the library is coming up soon and in preparation for that we have completed an upgrade of the library’s WiFi network. Not only did we swap out the older access points for the latest model but we also added seven additional access points […]

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 […]

DNS and Your Privacy

On April 1, 2018 Cloudflare released a new DNS service called 1.1.1.1.  One of the primary goals of this service is to allow users to hide their DNS requests from their ISP.   A typical home ISP ( like Comcast, and  Mediacom ) may be logging all the DNS requests you do, selling that information to […]

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 […]

New Webmail FAQ

Here are a few common questions we’ve received about the new version of webmail and their solutions. I am unable to login: Please clear your cookies and restart your browser. 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 […]

Webmail Beta

Since this is my first post I should probably introduce myself.  I’m a 2003 Gustavus graduate, I operated a computer consulting business in the area before joining the GTS team in December.   I enjoy mountain biking and all things technology.  Hopefully I’ll assist with updating this blog a little more regularly and will try […]