With more and more information becoming available on the Internet via the World-Wide Web, and the increased demand to access Local Area Networks (such as Mudd's file servers), dorm network access has become an important commodity to Mudd students. This documentation describes what dorm network resources are available to Mudd students.
Network ResourcesThe Mudd dormitory network consists of three interconnected parts: the main network feed, the dorm fiber distribution, and the dorm-room connection. The network supports normal 10/100MB ethernet connections.
Main Network FeedAll the dorms are connected through gigabit switches in either Platt Campus Center, East or Linde dorm. Platt, East and Linde connect to the rest of the Harvey Mudd College network through fiber optic connections to Jacobs.
Dorm Fiber DistributionFrom the East dorm switch, West, and the Linde Activity Center are connected via fiber optic cables. From Linde, Case and Atwood (North and South) are connected via fiber optic cables. Local copper connections are used for East And Linde. North, South and Sontag are connected via Platt Campus Center. These cables connect to multiple dorm switches in each dorm's wiring closet.
From the dorm switches, each dorm room is connected to the network. The switch-room connection is broken down into three parts: a connection from the switch to the patch panel, from the patch panel to the room, and from the room to the computer. All of these connections are made through standard category 5e cable.
The DormsThe dorm houses the two most important parts of connecting to the HMC network: the dorm switches and the room ports.
The Dorm DistributionEach Mudd dorm has four or more ethernet switches. These switches connect the dorm backbone and the dorm rooms together. There is a dedicated ethernet port allocated for each student.
A single dorm port is already activated for each student. If you have problems with the ports in your room, contact the CIS helpdesk.