Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Internet Bandwidth Adjustments

We are working on a plan to double the internet bandwidth by January 1, 2012. In the meantime, we have taken steps to limit the bandwidth for non-instructional purposes, particularly on the wireless network
Here are the details;
  • anyone ( wired or wireless) going to Google will get guaranteed egress of  50MB with a maximum of 90MB
  • wireless minis going to Pandora will get guaranteed egress of  2MB with a maximum of 10MB
  • anyone (wired or wireless BUT not minis) going to Pandora get a "medium" priority... no guarantees
  • wireless minis going to YouTube will get guaranteed egress of  10MB with a maximum of 30MB
  • anyone (wired or wireless BUT not minis) going to YouTube get a "medium" priority... no guarantees
  • all other traffic get medium priority... no guarantees - it may be fast, it may  be slow, it all depends as to how much bandwidth is been used.
Just to clarify:
Wireless minis and any other device using  NTHS-STUDENT (the one that bypasses the portal) will be affected by these new rate-limits.  NTHS-FACULTY falls under wireless that are exempt of the rate limits applied to Pandora and Youtube.

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