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Using the Internet of Things Wi-Fi Network

Using the Internet of Things Wi-Fi Network Because Internet of Things devices cannot use the regular PSU Wi-Fi on campus, MCECS has partnered with OIT to build a separate Wi-Fi network called PSU-IoT that meets the needs of Internet of Things devices. Users enrolled in authorized classes or sponsored by faculty members will [...]

2020-11-16T16:58:51-08:00November 16th, 2020|

OpenVPN change – Disabling IPv6 routing

If you actively make use of IPv6 routing over the MCECS OpenVPN, this may affect you. Otherwise, please ignore. On Thursday, November 12, 2020, our OpenVPN servers will stop setting IPv6 addresses and advertising IPv6 routes. We are making this change due to issues some users have experienced with unusual IPv6 conditions on their home [...]

2020-11-09T13:40:45-08:00November 9th, 2020|

Update your OpenVPN configuration before July 8, 2020

If you have not updated older OpenVPN configurations by July 8, 2020, your VPN connection will stop working. To make sure that you have an updated OpenVPN configuration, get instructions from the CAT website at: https://cat.pdx.edu/services/network/vpn-services/ and follow the link to the platform you are using. Updating to the new configuration will ensure that your [...]

2020-11-30T01:49:06-08:00June 29th, 2020|

Internet-bound throttling

MCECS provides 1Gb/s ethernet to all the wired computers connected to our network.  However, to mitigate outbound Denial of Service attacks, we limit each switchport to about 50Mb/s of Internet-bound traffic.  Download traffic and traffic to elsewhere in PSU is not limited. This means that if you are attempting to send data to a remote [...]

2017-09-26T17:20:15-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Firewall Levels

MCECS provides wired network connections with three different levels of protection from outside access. It's important to understand these settings when using the Host Add form on our Intranet.

2017-09-26T17:13:52-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Wi-Fi Guide

Wireless Guide OIT manages the wireless networks across campus, including those available in MCECS. The Wi-Fi networks in MCECS spaces are running over our wired infrastructure. MCECS users can contact the CAT as a first step when encountering wireless problems. If the problem appears to be upstream, we will most likely recommend you [...]

2020-04-15T17:25:02-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Wake-On-LAN

If you want to set up your computer for Wake-On-LAN behavior, please contact us at: support@cat.pdx.edu To send a Wake-On-LAN signal to your computers: Go to your My Hosts page on the Intranet. (https://intranet.cecs.pdx.edu/network/host/) Select the host you wish to wake. Click on the Wake button. Click on the Wake up host button. Note [...]

2017-09-10T14:47:06-08:00September 10th, 2017|

NTP Access

Setting your System Clock with NTP (for Tier 3 users) NTP is the protocol used for keeping your system time accurate. We offer 5 ntp servers which are accessible from anywhere within the Maseeh College network. The time servers are sync-ed to both stratum 1 and stratum 2 servers (and each other). So, [...]

2017-09-10T14:29:55-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Using VPN Services in MCECS

Need for VPN Services in MCECS Unless you are on a supported (Tier 1 or 2) desktop, access to many MCECS network services (Windows file services, Remote Desktop, Print Services, some Linux hosts) require the use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The use of the VPN also provides the added benefit of [...]

2021-04-23T16:11:26-08:00September 10th, 2017|

Adding a New Computer to the Network

Understanding Terminology We use different models for connecting different kinds of computers to the Maseeh College network. Laptops are computers that move around, or come and go. Desktops are assumed to have a "home." Wireless laptops are connected to the Wi-Fi network that TheCAT jointly manages with PSU-OIT. It is possible for a [...]

2020-04-15T17:10:37-08:00September 10th, 2017|
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