We currently have over 2,450 students sharing ResNet bandwidth during times of maximum usage. In general everyone gets an equal share of the bandwidth and are subject to the SVSU bandwidth priority policy.
Heavy users of bandwidth often feel they don’t have enough bandwidth to meet their needs particularly during peak usage times.
Users playing game systems that are very sensitive to response time may well have problems during peak usage times.
For FA-09 students can sign up for “ResNet-Overdrive”. This is a separate allocation of bandwidth that will be increased as more students sign up.
As each student signs up, we will increase the Overdrive bandwidth by approximately 40 times more bandwidth per student than the standard ResNet. And it is dedicated to those students.
Each customer may register up to 4 devices. This could, for example, include a computer and three game consoles. Each registered device will access the customer's Overdrive bandwidth from anywhere in ResNet ( the university residential facilities ). Overdrive customers using gaming consoles will still be subject to the ResNet Wireless and Gaming Console Policy.
However, due to recent Network upgrades, Overdrive will no longer work with multi port hubs and switches. If you plug in a multi-port hub or switch your devices will not be running on Overdrive.
We are working to correct this problem, but do not see a short term fix.
Costs and Limitations for FA-09
To sign up: