Network Services

Network Topology

The department provides two logical networks, one for Tstaff managed ("trusted") machines and another for non-Tstaff ("self-managed") machines. Machines are placed onto one of these two logical networks based upon this Network Port Policy.

Gaining Access to the "Self-Managed" Network

If you desire access to the departments "self-managed" network and your machine fits the criteria outlined in the Network Port Policy, then you need to send an email to problem@cs.brown.edu with the following information:

  • Room Number
  • Walljack Number (e.g. 575A-D2)
  • Machine Name (we'll use your login unless you have a strong preference otherwise)
  • Ethernet (MAC) Address

If you are running on a Windows based machine, we have written a CS Wiki page to aid users who need help determining your ethernet (MAC) address