ITS Networks are designed to handle the daily traffic that faculty, staff, and students require, the high speed and bandwidth that campus researchers need to connect on campus and across the globe, and customized changes that unit leadership may wish to make in their buildings.
Note: ITS does not support networking in private residences.
Communicate through wireless networks on laptops, tablets, cellular phones, and other devices.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The ITS VPN service creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the U-M network. It enables access to university resources from untrusted networks.
- Device Compatibility Guide
Find information about which electronic devices can be connected to the campus network.
- Network Speed Testing
Tests the speed of a stable network connection.
- Northwood Networks
Northwood Networks provide internet, telephone, and cable television to Northwood Community Apartments.
- Housing Network Device Registration
You must register all devices that you connect to the wired network in U-M residence halls.
- Domain Names at U-M
DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that translates domain names into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Networking for Connecting Globally
- Michigan Innovation Network (MiNet)
A high speed data network for research and education points throughout Michigan and around the world.
- Merit Network
A member-owned organization providing networking and IT services to education, government, healthcare, and other non-profit institutions.
A high speed fiber optic network connecting campus and worldwide research hubs.
An international collection of high performance data networks.
U-M is committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure. The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security, also known as MANRS, helps secure the network from route hijacking, route leaks and IP address spoofing.
Networking for Researchers
Data intensive science requires a mix of compute, storage, and networking technologies. ITS is committed that our network should never be the bottleneck to your research needs. Learn more about Networking for Researchers.
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Connections
Custom high speed network connections.
- Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Network Connection Improvement Program
Campus initiative to upgrade connections between research labs and offices on campus.
PrivaScope is a collaboration between ITS and campus researchers to allow the research community to study operational IT systems data while maintaining individual privacy
- perfSONAR Connection Tests
perfSONAR is a global testing tool used by researchers and science networks to ensure network performance on connections on high speed connections.
Networking for Unit Leaders
- Core Network
The Campus Core Network (Backbone) is architected for speed, reliability, capacity, and redundancy to handle daily traffic and high speed and bandwidth for campus research.
- In-Building Networks
In-Building Networks are architected to handle the unique wireless and wired networking needs for each unit across campus.
- Network Tools
Network tools are available to unit and neighborhood IT professionals to assist in monitoring and maintaining the in-building networks they help support.
- Network Security
Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Firewall services are available to units on the Ann Arbor campus.
- Network Enhancements
Campus networking experts are constantly enhancing our on campus networks and off campus research and education network connections to improve speed and capacity needed by faculty, staff, students, and accommodate high end research needs.
- ITS Service Metrics
Service metrics are an important tool for ITS service owners, managers, and leadership to evaluate how services are performing.