‘GAC IT’ Category

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]