Networking

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 all wired data jacks, however, additional connections can be requested from ITS at no charge (new wiring must be requested and paid for from ITS by the requesting department).  All devices used on the network must be registered for both wired and/or wireless network access and must utililze 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 which requires no pre-authorization or registration.

For further information about the network infrastructure: