WPUNJ Backbone

Today, the WPUnjNet backbone consists of three Cisco core switches and two data center Cisco core switches strategically located across the campus optimized for performance and bandwidth. Fault-tolerance between the core switches is accomplished by using a redundant paths to and from each core switch. Routing is accomplished by utilizing the same technology capable of wire-speed routing.

Our WPUNJ wireless network consists of about 700 Cisco access points strategically located across the campus controlled by a redundant Cisco Wireless Control Systems and a Wireless Line Controllers backend. Because of the robust wireless architecture, all residence halls have complete wireless coverage down to each individual room. In addition, all classrooms and faculty/staff offices have full wireless coverage. 

The WPUnjNet is connected to the Internet via a dual-homed connection for redundancy. Two 10Gbit circuits provided by Lightpath with 4Gbit of Internet bandwidth constitute our total internet access. A 10Gbit Lightpath circuit connection to Halsey Street, Newark, with a 1Gbit of bandwidth, provides William Paterson University with access to the university state wide network NJEDge.Net and the Internet2 high speed network.

All ten campus dormitories (Century, Hillside , Outlook North and South, Heritage, Pioneer, White, Matelson Hall, High Mountain East and West) are joined to the University network backbone at 10Gb speeds bringing the potential number of resident student nodes at the University to over 2500.