WPUNJ Backbone


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Today, the WPUnjNet backbone consists of three Cisco 6807-XL core switches and two Cisco Nexus 7000 core switches strategically located across the campus optimized for performance and bandwidth. Fault-tolerance between the Gigabit switches is accomplished by using a redundant paths to and from each Gigabit switch. Routing is accomplished by utilizing the same Gigabit technology capable of wire-speed routing. A total of 250 Virtual LANs (VLANs) are connected to this Gigabit core fabric.

Our WPUNJ wireless network consists of 652 Cisco Aironet 3500 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. A 500Mbps Ethernet circuit provided by NJEDge.Net and a 500Mbps circuit provided by Lightpath constitute our total internet access. The total number of networked PCs, hosts and servers at the University is currently 5000 and rapidly growing. General remote access is provided via Cisco Web VPN or AnyConnect VPN secure access.

All nine campus dormitories (Century, Hillside , Towers, 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.