- 2 independent connections
- 2 gigabits/second total bandwidth
- 10 gigabits/second total bandwidth
On-Campus ConnectionsDesktop port connection speeds
Of all the desktop ports on the campus,
- 6% have connections of 10 megabits/second or less
- 89% have 100 megabit/second connections
- 5% have connections of 1 gigabit/second or more
Maximum connection speed between desktop computers on the campus: 10 gigabits/secondWireless Internet
98% of campus classrooms are equipped with wireless Internet.
Illinois Research Network
The Illinois Research Network (IRN) is a privileged high-speed connection running through the campus network. It is reserved for research-related network traffic.
The IRN bypasses the campus firewalls to achieve higher consistent throughput. It can take full advantage of the on-campus 10Gbit network for intracampus applications.
Connections to other research networks
The IRN provides a direct connection to other research networks, such as Internet II, ESnet, and MREN.
Network traffic from the IRN is routed to the OmniPOP, which is the gateway to the other research networks. The OmniPOP has a shared 10Gbit connection to each research network.
Currently, the campus's fiber connection to the OmniPOP has the capacity for 40 separate 10Gbit connections. Thus, for example, if a project required a dedicated 10Gbit network all the way to Europe, this could be arranged.