Network

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) manages the campus computing network, known as FAUNET. It monitors the network for performance and reliability, develops new services, and provides assistance on a broad range of connectivity issues. All new FAU buildings are equipped to facilitate the FAUNET connection. The FAUNET is a fiber optic-based, network that originates in the Computing Center (Building 22) on the Boca Raton campus.


Getting Connected

Access to the FAUNET can be obtained through a direct hard wired or wireless connection from most areas on the FAU campuses. Some users may be able to connect through FAU's secure  VPN infrastructure under certain circumstances. Information on VPN access can be found at http://www.fau.edu/oit/network/vpn.php.

The FAU campuses are covered by a wireless network. Visit the OIT Wireless site for instructions.


Installing & Moving Network Connections

OIT can install new network connections in campus buildings. To have a new connection installed, or to have an existing connection moved, you'll need to submit a ticket in the Online Helpdesk. with the following information:

  • Location - Campus, building, room numbers.
  • Banner Index to charge.
  • Contact name and extension.

A quote will be issued to you for approval before work begins.


Other Networking Projects

FAU is also a member of the Internet2 (I2), Florida LambdaRail (FLR) and National LambdaRail (NLR) projects. I2 is a group of over 200 U.S. universities collaborating with government and industry to develop advanced network applications for research and to further develop the Internet. FLR is a consortium of higher education institutions developing a state-wide high-bandwidth research and education network for Florida. NLR is a group of U.S. research universities and technology companies working to provide national-scaled infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies.