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 spans to all FAU campus locations.
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/security/vpn
The FAU campuses are covered by a wireless network. Visit the OIT Wireless site for instructions.
Installing Network Connections
OIT can install new network connections in campus buildings. To have a new connection installed, you'll need to submit a ticket in the Online Helpdesk. with the following information:
- Location - Campus, building, room numbers.
- SmartTag 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. FLR is a consortium of higher education institutions developing a state-wide high-bandwidth research and education network for Florida. I2 is a group of over two hundred U.S. universities collaborating with government and industry to develop advanced network applications for research and to further develop the Internet. 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.