The School of Medicine data communications network is now supported by ITS Networking.  Policies for network use may be established by IRT which may vary from those on the rest of the campus.  The network consists of both wired and wireless service in nearly 50 buildings scattered across the primary campus, and at many remote sites. The wired edge network is mostly Gigabit (1000 Mb/s). The wireless network uses 802.11 a/b/g/n.  There is a pair of redundant firewalls providing security from the core, where connections are made to the rest of the campus network. 

As we transition networking to ITS, you can no longer expect pre-activation of all wired data jacks: additional activations of existing jacks can be requested from ITS at no charge (just have your IT person VERIFY that the jack is inactive, and then submit a HELPSU request to have the jack activated).  If needed, new wiring must be requested and paid for from ITS by the requesting department (this would be done by the departmental IT Contact [the person authorized to place orders in the OrderIT system]).  Local network switches/hubs are NOT permitted.

All devices used on the network must be registered for both wired and/or wireless network access, and must utilize the campus DHCP servers to obtain an address.  (Wired fixed addresses are reserved; roaming and wireless addresses are dynamically assigned.)

The exception to the standard registration is provided for Wireless Guests.  Additionally, the Stanford Visitor network is available in some locations: it requires no pre-authorization or registration.

We do not permit wireless printers: printers should be plugged in to a wired network connection.

For further information about the network infrastructure: