‘Bandwidth’ Category

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]