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Residential Network (ResNet) Internet Bandwidth Gets a Boost

Bandwidth GraphicGeorgia Southern students living in University Housing will get an Internet upgrade this summer. The ResNet Internet connection will be upgraded from 2 gigabits per second to 5 gigabits per second. The increase will give students using both wireless and wired connections in University residence halls more speed for things like using Folio and doing online research as well as streaming NetFlix and other streaming channels.

Networking and Telecommunications (NetTel) will need to interrupt the University’s residential network (ResNet) and Internet connection to move some equipment as part of the upgrade. The upgrade will begin at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 26, and will be complete no later than 8:00am on Monday, June 27.

Cable television will be available during the upgrade but Internet streaming channels will not. Also, wirelessly connected phones may indicate that they are connected to WiFi but may not indicate that the Internet is disconnected. 4G and 4G LTE connectivity will not be affected, though.

It is possible that the upgrade will be complete before that time. Georgia Southern’s IT Services will tweet updates on the IT Services Twitter channel. Please follow @GaSouthernITS so that you will receive them.

Once the upgrade has been completed, network-connected equipment will have to be restarted to connect to the newly upgraded networks. Here’s a list of equipment to restart:

  1. Desktop and laptop computers
  2. Tablets
  3. Gaming Consoles
  4. Smart TVs
  5. Media streaming devices

Posted in Archive News, Enhancing Student Experience, IT News, IT Services, Maintenance, Networking and Telecommunications, Planned Downtime, ResNet