Wired Network Access

The Networks team at BUMC IT is in the process of upgrading older wired infrastructure on the medical campus to bring it into compliance with current standards. This upgrade should result in a 2-3 factor increase in overall performance. Click here for updates about the wired network project schedule.

Overview Wired (Ethernet) access to the BU campus network is widely available across campus, in faculty and staff offices, school and college communal areas, residences, and classrooms.
Available To Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, New/Incoming Students
Benefits Thousands of readily-available network ports provide you with high-speed access to the BU campus network and the Internet.
Key Features
  • Reliable, secure, high-speed network access
  • No configuration required
  • Routine monitoring of the network for malware activity
Requirements Connection requires a standard 10BaseT Ethernet cable, available from most computer stores. We recommend BU vendor SHI.
Cost Generally there are no charges to use network services. Network design, installation, and port activation charges vary; departments interested in these services should submit an IT request for more information.
Getting Started Plug your Ethernet cable into any active Ethernet wall jack and the corresponding port on your computer and your network access should simply begin working.