Cameron University has an Internet connection to OneNet (the Internet Service Provider for State of Oklahoma agencies). The Residential Network (ResNET) currently has a 100 Mbps connection to the campus network as well as to the Internet. With over 400 residents on campus and 100 Mbps of bandwidth available, bandwidth limitations and classifications are used.
Equipment that connects to the campus network as well as to ResNet follow the OneNet Acceptable Use Policy as well as the Cameron University Computer Use Policy (https://www.cameron.edu/policies).
Bandwidth refers to the amount of information that can flow up and down the network.
Most residents use very little bandwidth as they browse the web, send e-mail and download an occasional file. In the past, about 2% of the residents would use over 90% of the available bandwidth causing slowdowns and poor performance for everyone.
A bandwidth controller device as well as a firewall are in use on the residential network. The bandwidth controller monitors all inbound and outbound network traffic. It can identify and prioritize network traffic to provide a fair and equitable amount of bandwidth for all residents. This means that the resident who wants to download music or movies will be limited so that the bandwidth for all others is not degraded.
Virtually all network traffic from ResNet to official Cameron University servers is untouched. There are no controls and no need to shape this, as it is “educational” traffic.
Routers/Wireless Routers and Access Points
Each room has one network port.
Wireless routers are currently allowed in residential rooms as the enterprise CU Wireless Network is primarily available in common areas and lounges in residential areas.
For wireless information and policies, visit http://wireless.cameron.edu
Residents can send complaints or requests to Student Housing. Information Technology Services is only responsible for troubleshooting network port connectivity. ITS will use a tool to verify that network connectivity appears to be working. This may include using a network test device or a laptop. If a resident requests that an ITS technician work on his or her computer, or the resident has officially turned in a problem into Student Housing, the technician may agree, but is not required, to help the resident by working on his or her network equipment (desktop, laptop, etc.). By turning in a trouble incident or by requesting a technician’s assistance, the technician is not responsible or liable for anything that may cause more problems to the equipment.
Message from Information Technology Services
Please remember that Information Technology Services strives to maintain a fair and equitable use of bandwidth. We continually monitor performance, update hardware and software, and analyze network traffic to make sure no single program that is non-educational in nature interferes with your legitimate educational use of our network.