Network improvements result in faster speeds

Over the summer, Information Technology Services made several improvements to Northeastern’s network. These upgrades include:

Increased ResNet port speed in residential halls
In-room, wired network port increase includes more than doubling upload speeds (to 20MB) with moderate burst capabilities, and increase in download speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Compared to a home installation 50Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload delivered via cable providers, Northeastern residential students enjoy significantly faster Internet performance.

Security enhancements for our guest wireless network
Supporting a university initiative to further secure our campus network, NUwave-Guest services have been reduced to support web browsing, email and VPN services. All of the Northeastern community is strongly encouraged to use NUwave, our secured wireless network, which will help protect their information. NUwave can be accessed using your myNEU credentials.

Upgrades to network infrastructure
Several upgrades to network infrastructure were made during the summer to help improve the reliability and performance of Northeastern’s networks. ITS has upgraded the wireless network infrastructure with faster controllers and a new authentication system, made improvements to high concentration student areas, including upgrading several hundred wireless access points across the campus. Additionally, network switch enhancements were made in 17 buildings across campus. These improvements have positioned our networks to continue to respond to university service requirements today and in the future.

Wires, wires everywhere!

Wires, wires everywhere!

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