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Network - DuqNet FAQs

Please select from the links below the question that best describes your current concern:


What does my tuition pay for with respect to internet connection in my room?
All Living Learning Centers (LLCs) have been updated with state-of-the-art wireless technology. However, some newer peer-to peer applications, gaming consoles, wireless routers, and other recreational devices have a significant impact on our online services, which are for primary administrative, academic, educational, and research use.
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Are you blocking any web sites or applications?
The university does not block any internet sites or applications that use the internet.  Academic usage has top priority on the network.
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Can I use my gaming system on the network?
The Duquesne University network policy regarding use is that it is intended to support the academic, educational, and research efforts of the students, faculty, and staff of Duquesne University. The Network Policy can be located here

The reason you may be unable to connect to these gaming resources is because we have had to re-prioritize the network resources to maximize educational performance for all members of the campus community. This may impede your ability to game online.

We are constantly working on improving the network in the Living Learning Center's to provide for a better student experience.
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Can I get DSL/Cable Internet in my room?
At this time, the University does not offer these services.

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If I am running an FTP or web server, will it still work?
At this time, the policies for student use of the campus network does not permit the operation of a server of any kind on the campus network. Servers and routers of this kind will not operate on the residential network.

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What is the University doing to improve the performance of the network in the Residence Halls?
We are constantly working on improving the network in the Living Learning Center's to provide for a better student experience.
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What can I do?
You can practice safe computing by following the suggestions found here.