Installation and Maintenance of Network Equipment

Located in tucked away “closets” in the buildings our College occupies is an assortment of network equipment. This gear is what allows you to access University resources and Internet resources using your personal computer from the comfort of your office. This equipment is also what keeps outsiders from working their way onto our networks.

Switches, firewalls, and uninterruptable power supplies are located in the closets. All office data connections make their way back to the closets where they are routed through this equipment and out of the building to the University backbone. From there connections are made to the Internet.

This equipment must be upgraded regularly. The interfaces to the backbone must be updated. Troubleshooting must take place when network performance is not up to par. ISS takes care of these items for all equipment in about 18 on and off campus closets.