General Network Information
The Colorado School of Mines connects to regional networks and the Internet via Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment providing multiple connections at 10 Gigabits-per-second. These connections provide the campus with high speed access to the Internet, research and education oriented Internet2, and the school’s High Performance Computer BlueM. These links then connect to a campus core running at 10 and 40Gbps.
Most wired network connections on the academic campus operate at 1 Gbps, and at 100 Mbps in the residence halls. Wireless networking on the academic campus supports the 802.11ac standard and speeds approaching 1Gbps. Now in its final stages of completion, an upgrade in the residence halls to the 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standard will support speeds up to 300Mbps.