1. How are the caps applied?
All caps are applied on a per-client basis. The figures quoted below are the expected data rates that any individual wireless client would not be expected to exceed.
2. What is the cap?
We currently offer an ADSL type experience to clients using Wireless at Oxford. Data rates to the Internet are limited to 8Mbps download and upload. There are some exceptions which are listed below.
3. HFS Backup
We do not apply a Data Rate limit on traffic to or from the HFS servers. Please review the HFS documentation for further information.
4. Peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic
Please see the ICT regulations on P2P traffic. We do not currently block identifiable P2P traffic, but rate limit it to 12 Kbps in either direction. This does not represent an endorsement of the protocol; we are following best practice guidelines by the application firewall manufactures.
Also note that there are additional regulations for wireless networks to which all users and service providers must adhere.
5. Why do we cap?
The cap was introduced at the request of IT officers for three reasons:
These limits were presented to and approved by the Network Advisory Group, which discusses network issues within the collegiate University and has representation from a variety of Colleges and departments.
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