Networks

There are several options for connecting to the networks at UD. We offer the University network and various Internet 2 connections. Additionally, if you would like to cite or acknowledge the networks at UD for papers or proposals we have templates for you to utilize and modify.

Network and Systems Services (IT-NSS) is responsible for campus-wide networks and  physical maintenance of campus data networking. Please contact us if you need help. If we can’t directly answer your question, Research Computing staff will get you connected with someone who can!

Getting Connected

Looking to connect to the University’s network? These instructions will help you connect your computer to the University’s network. It provides instructions for using a wireless connection and using an Ethernet cable.

Looking to connect a guest to the University’s network? If your guest is from an eduroam-enabled campus, they can get a UD wireless connection using their home institution credentials.  In addition, UD faculty, staff and departments may sponsor guest access to the UD network.

New to the University? New faculty and staff can learn how to connect to the UD network as well as activate their UDelNet account and other services with UD IT by following this checklist.

Network and Network Applications

The University’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) include the Internet2 Network, the foremost US advanced networking consortium, and commercial providers AboveNet and Cogent Communications.

  • Internet2 Network  Most research and educational organizations typically connect directly to the Internet2 Network. UD connects indirectly through the MAGPI GigaPoP.
  • Internet2 Network connectors Research and educational organizations typically connect to the the Internet2 Network through a regional network aggregation point — a GigaPoP (Gigabit/sec Point of Presence).
  • MAGPI UD connects to the Internet2 Network through the MAGPI GigaPoP, the Regional Optical Network (RON) that serves the non-profit and Research & Education community in eastern PA, NJ, and DE.