‘Networking’ Category

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 […]

Possible Internet Outage Friday Dec. 18th **( Rescheduled for the 22nd )**

*** UPDATE *** At 2:15 Thursday I received word that our ISP has rescheduled the maintenance for December 22nd instead. I just received a notice from our upstream ISP that they will be performing emergency fiber repair on the fibers Gustavus uses to connect to the internet. The maintenance is scheduled to being on Friday […]

Explanation for last nights internet outage

Last night our ISP ( Hickorytech ) needed to relocate the fiber that our internet connection travels on due to road construction. We were notified last week that there would be a “loss of service for up to one hour during the window” with the window being from 12:00am until 6:00am, October 13th. Being a […]

Single Sign On (SSO) for Google Calendar and Moodle

As of this morning, if you log in to Google Calendar you will also be logged into Moodle and vice versa. This should allow for easy integration between Google Apps and Moodle Courses. For example, the Google Calendar events we populate for student’s schedules can have a link to the Moodle course in them, and […]