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The majority of Mathematics Department offices, meeting rooms, and laboratories are situated in Lockett Hall and Prescott Hall. Both buildings have excellent bandwidth. Each building is fed by two 10Gb fibres that connect that building back to two different campus core routers with full fail-over capability. Within each building, the two incoming fibres go to a building router that is connected by bonded pairs of 10Gb fibres to various end-point distribution switches (typically one per building floor, located in a closet somewhere on that floor). The bonded pairs allow 20Gb of simultaneous intra-building traffic and each such link automatically fails down to 10Gb if either fibre malfunctions. The end-point distribution switches in turn provide 1Gb ethernet to end-user room locations. (Exception: the server room distribution switch has 10Gb ethernet capability to each server.) Finally, the campus itself is connected with redundant 10Gb links to LONI (Louisiana Optical Network Initiative), which in turn is connected to various public sector and private sector internet backbones including Internet2 and Time-Warner.
Both Lockett and Prescott have excellent wireless coverage. Every room and common area in each building has dual-band wireless coverage with support for 802.11a/b/g/n; in addition, half the access points in Prescott, and all the access points in Lockett, speak the latest 802.11ac protocol. In other words, we have great wireless connectivity, and your equipment will automatically negotiate with the access points to choose the best available protocol.
Choose the network “eduroam”. When it asks for credentials, enter your complete LSU PAWS e-mail address (which looks like “email@example.com”) and your PAWS password (which may be different from your e-mail password). In other words, you are essentially entering your PAWS credentials but you must include “@lsu.edu”—the reason is that eduroam is a world-wide network and someone at another institution might have the same ID but they would have a different @ extension. Note that the first time you connect to eduroam, you will be asked to approve a security certificate. If you are having difficulty connecting, please consult the LSU ITS GROK article on connecting to wireless, which has step-by-step instructions for most devices and operating systems.
Since many institutions around the world use the same “eduroam” network as used here at LSU, your guest's device likely already connects to wireless correctly! If your guest discovers otherwise, you may at any time automatically create temporary guest wireless access credentials by visiting http://netguest.lsu.edu/. Those guest credentials work on the “lsuguest” network (not on “eduroam”) and expire after 30 days. For longer-term guest credentials, you may request an LSU Extended Guest Account, but most long-term visitors would receive a university appointment of some kind (through the department's HR manager), making them eligible for their own PAWS ID, with which they can then use “eduroam”.