Speed Dial Setup for Cisco Phones

ITS has made available to Cisco phone users a web-based service that supports the setting of Speed Dial and Abbreviated Dial numbers.  A total of 100 speed dial and abbreviated dial numbers are available per phone.  For additional details and to access the service, point your browser to www.swarthmore.edu/phones.  Select the category Cisco Phones from the left window.  Links will appear at the top of the main window. Continue reading Speed Dial Setup for Cisco Phones

Outdoor Wireless Expansion

In addition to installing wireless in the residence halls this Summer, ITS also significantly improved and extended wireless access in the most popular outdoor areas of campus. The following is a complete list: Willets Lawn Nason Garden (Hicks) Pearson Front Lawn Sproul Terrace Trotter Front Lawn Kohlberg Quad Sharples Patio Martin-Cornell Garden Wharton Courtyard Alice Paul vicinity of main entrance Willets lawn Harry Wood Garden Parrish front porch Fieldhouse outdoor track Sharples Lawn South by call box Elmore Outdoor Classroom Science Center terrace Parrish Lawn Continue reading Outdoor Wireless Expansion

Additional Internet Bandwidth Available

ITS recently negotiated a significant increase in Internet bandwidth as part of our contract renewal with Yipes Communications. We will be doubling Internet bandwidth from 30 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 60 Mbps in the next few weeks for a very modest increase in cost. As an initial step, bandwidth has already been increased to 40 Mbps. After the installation of upgraded equipment, we will move to 60 Mbps. As Internet usage continues to grow, this doubling of bandwidth will ensure that we continue to meet the demands of the community for what has become a critical resource. Continue reading Additional Internet Bandwidth Available

Brief Late Night Network/Phone Outages

A number of short, late night network maintenance activities will occur in conjunction with Fall break. On Friday, October 5 at 11:30 PM there will be a 10-20 minute outage of network, phones and wireless in the following buildings: Robinson House, Lang Music and Dana. On Friday, October 12 at 11:30 PM there will be a 10-20 minute outage of network, phones and wireless in the following buildings: Parrish, Ben West and Beardsley. Also on the 12th, there will be a few 5-10 minute Internet outages between 10 PM and Midnight effecting all buildings. VPN service will also be unavailable … Continue reading Brief Late Night Network/Phone Outages

Wireless Networking Changes

A number of steps to improve security on the campus wireless network have been taken recently. The SSID SwatWireless is now only available to College-related individuals with a Windows domain account at Swarthmore. This includes faculty, staff and students. Logon with your Windows username and password will be required. Before using SwatWireless for the first time, individuals using Windows laptops will need to perform a few steps to install a security certificate available at http://wireless.swarthmore.edu. This only needs to be done once. Macintosh computers will automatically download the certificate. SwatWiress uses much stronger encryption and includes encryption of username and … Continue reading Wireless Networking Changes