Plant Biology and Global Ecology's location on Stanford's campus presents a unique network environment for the two departments compared to other Carnegie departments. DPB/DGE IT provides internet connectivity so users can access the resources and information that they need on a day to day basis. In order to do so, we share Stanford Wifi airspace and network. The local DPB/DGE network exists within a subset of Stanford's network. In this subspace, we manage the internal network to ensure reliable network access on top of daily operations.
Each floor in every building at the DPB/DGE campus has network switches that provide hard-lined ethernet access in most rooms. There are access points for Stanford Wifi across DPB/DGE campus for those who are more mobile between buildings as they work. Users are free to utilize the network regardless of whether they are stationed at a desk or running between experiments.
The co-location with Stanford also provides eduroam hotspots locally as Stanford is a participating eduroam campus. Carnegie credentials can be used to authenticate and gain access to eduroam Wifi and can also be used at other eduroam campuses.
Additionally, to use Stanford's network spaces, users must register their devices to Stanford's network database. While Wifi access can be done via self-service, ethernet users must contact DPB/DGE IT for their devices to be registered. Because we do our best to abide by Stanford's compliance requirements, a SUNet ID is provided for new employees for network access.