Soochow University campus network is one of the earliest build in China Education and Research Network (CERNET) and with a comparatively large scale. It was set up in 1995 and so far with the university¡¯s strong support and large investment, has developed into a multi-functional connection and wireless network with a 10 gigabit backbone in 6 campuses. The campus network has more than 160 subnetwork covering the key teaching buildings, research buildings, office buildings and graduate students¡¯ residents and has over 50,000 teacher and student users with 4.2T input network traffic per day.
Currently, the campus network provides to all the staff and students such services as connections to CERNET(1G), China Telecom Internet (1 G) and China Unicom Internet (100M), the multi-link load balance system, IP gateway, WEB information release, E-mail, junk mails filtering, virus killing online, VPN, wireless connection and IPv6. Furthermore, a variety of applied systems are also operated on the campus network, such as administration, teaching, student management and ¡°Campus One Card¡±.
In order to further the informationization of the whole university and strengthen the construction of campus network, the Information Center and the Computer and Network Management Center merged together and formed Networking Center of Soochow University in 2006.
The Networking Center will concentrate on the construction of digital campus and will put the corresponding construction of network safety into the consideration. In the near future more SSL VPN connections is considered to be added to quicken and facilitate the connection to the campus network and the plan of network traffic supervising will be put into practice to make better use of connected network.
All the staff in the Center will stick to such principles as providing ardent service and keeping on forging ahead to offer all the staff and students better network and information service.
Functions of Network Accounts
Network accounts have two main functions: identity authentication and charging fees for network usage. Internet users could send and receive e-mails, browse internet, use wireless network and do many more in the future with their network accounts.
Connections to the Campus Network
The campus network of Soochow University provides three ways connecting to the internet: ordinary connection, wireless link and dial-up access. After connecting to the campus network, the user can visit Soochow University homepage, networking center, library and other university resources. If the user wants to visit other external websites such as sina,baidu,163, he needs to pass the IP gateway, whose website address is http://wg.suda.edu.cn.
How to Get Access to Resources only Available out Campus
Users could visit resources only available out campus by connecting internet through VPN. He needs to key in vpn.suda.edu.cn and then log in with his network account.
Functions of "Campus Card"
The main functions of ¡°campus cards¡± are identity authentication and electronic payment. They can be used to pay for meals in canteens, shopping in supermarkets on campuses, hot water and bath or as library cards and pass-cardsPost-registered Campus Card.
For New "Campus Card"
If a student loses his ¡°campus card¡±, he needs to report the loss first either by ATM with a touch screen or the touch-and-control machine or to the staff in the Campus Division of the Networking Center with his ID card or other certificate that can prove his identity. And then he has to go to the Campus Card Counter in the Center hall in person taking his ID card and applies for a new one.
Consumption Records of "Campus Card"
The student may check his consumption records at ATM with a touch screen or at a touch-control machine. And if he could get connection to the campus network, he may visit the campus card website at http://card.suda.edu.cn.
Networking Center¡¯s Working Times and Telephone Number
24 hours a day
Main Campus, Eastern and Northern Campus: 67165246¡¢67165429
Dushu Lake Campus: 65880314
Campus Card: all campus 65880319