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. A total of 250 Virtual LANs (VLANs) are connected to this core fabric.

Our WPUNJ wireless network consists of 652 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 1Gbit Ethernet circuit provided by Lightpath constitute our total internet access. A 1Gbit microwave connection to Montclair currently under way will provide the William Paterson University both backup and access to the university state wide network NJEDge.Net.

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.