IS&T maintains an extensive computing and communications network throughout the Charles River and Medical campuses. This infrastructure includes network outlets, wiring, the campus core network, data center networks, and dedicated access to various external networks, such as the Internet and Internet2. We design and install all network infrastructure associated with renovations and new construction, including network jacks, copper wiring, fiber cabling, switch infrastructure, and connections to the network backbone. Through this network, members of the community can directly access network-based resources using wired jacks supporting data rates ranging from 10 Mbps through 10 Gbps.
Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, Prospective Students, New/Incoming Students, Guests
Centralizing design, installation, management, and maintenance for the entire network infrastructure ensures homogeneity. All the subnets and components work together in a predictable and reliable manner, providing simplicity, consistency, transparency, and security for everyone, regardless of where they connect to our network. Custom network designs are available to meet any requirements while ensuring interoperability with other parts of the network.
- Data transfer rates to suit every need, ranging from 10 Mbps through 10 Gbps
- Reliable, dedicated access to the University network and the Internet, with connections to several special purpose networks devoted to research and educational needs
- Custom network designs for unique research and administrative needs
Access generally requires just an Ethernet network adapter (standard in most computers) and an active network connection; for more information, see the Wired Network Access page under Accounts & Network Access.
Generally there are no charges to use non-residential network services. Network design, installation, and port activation charges vary; departments interested in these services should contact us for more information.
- To learn how to connect your system to an active network jack, please see the Wired Network Access page under Accounts & Network Access.
- If you have difficulty using the University’s network in a particular location, please report the problem by calling 617-353-HELP or completing our online form.
- Departments seeking information on network design or installation, or who wish to activate an existing port, should our complete our online form.
- We also offer information on our wireless network infrastructure and how to establish a wireless connection.