‘Networking’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Internet Bandwidth Increase

Up until Wednesday morning the entire campus shared our 200Mbit/s internet connection. At around 10am we switched to a new provider ( Global Crossing ) and with that change came a 50Mbit/s bandwidth increase which puts us at 250Mbit/s. For anyone who is curious about our current bandwidth usage, you can check out our graphs […]

Better Netflix Streaming

Now that Gustavus is IPv6 enabled, students who have subscribed to Netflix streaming services can now do so over our very fast IPv6 network. However to take advantage of this, your computer must have a working IPv6 network connection. See our previous post about IPv6 for more information. To give IPv6 Netflix streaming a try, […]

Gustavus is IPv6 Enabled

Gustavus’s network is now IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) Enabled. The main difference between regular IPv4 and IPv6 is the number of internet addresses possible. The internet is about two years from running out of IP addresses. IPv6 solves those problems. In fact, Gustavus alone has FAR more IPv6 addresses than there are IPv4 addresses […]