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    Information Technology

    The Information Technology Department strives to provide access to teaching, learning, research, administrative, and communication technologies through a commitment to excellence in infrastructure, customer support, end user professional development opportunities, and technical leadership in fulfillment of the institutional mission and core values. Please refer to our menu on the left for further information.

    Online Support Center

    Students, Faculty and Staff can also get help here: mediatech@rwu.edu

    Help with getting connected to the RWU wireless networks will be available in the Main Library for all students during Library hours.

     

    media•tech Support Center Walk-In Hours of Operation

    Sun. Mar 22 - 10:00am to 2:00am
    Mon. Mar 23 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Tue. Mar 24 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Wed.Mar 25 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Thu. Mar 26 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Fri.  Mar  27  - 7:30am to 6:00pm
    Sat. Mar  28 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

    We are located on the first floor of the Main Library

    You can contact media•tech by phone at (401) 254-6363

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    Gov Connection

    InfoTech Happenings This Week:

    Mar 22, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015 

    Installation will be continuing for the addition of wireless access points at Almeida Residence Halls.

     

    Technology Definition of the Week:

    Mesh Network Topology

     A decentralized design in which each node on the network connects to at least two other nodes. Mesh networks are expected to play an important part in the Internet of Things.

    Unlike nodes in a star topology, which require a router to deliver Internet service, network nodes can "talk" directly to each other without requiring the assistance of an Internet connection. A big advantage of this decentralized topology is that there cannot be a single point of failure (SPoF). If one node can no longer operate, all the rest can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate nodes.

    Mesh networks can use a full mesh topology or a partial mesh topology. In a full mesh topology, each network node is connected to all the other nodes in the network. In a partial mesh topology, at least one node connects directly to every other node while others may only connect to those nodes they exchange data with on a frequent basis.