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Data Network Administration

Network Administration Core Competencies 

  • Routers
  • Firewalls
  • Security
  • Network Switches
  • Network Access Control
  • Tracking of Logs
  • System Monitoring
  • Wireless Network
  • Network Access Control
  • Tracking of Logs
  • System Monitoring
  • DNS

Our Technology Department designs, installs, manages, and maintains a robust network infrastructure. We offer wired access with data transfer rates ranging from 10 Mbps through 20 Gbps. Our infrastructure ensures that you can easily connect systems to the campus network and gain access to network based services, the Internet, and research and education networks. Custom network designs are available to meet any requirements while ensuring interoperability with other parts of the network.

Wired Infrastructure Saddleback College maintains an extensive computing and communications network throughout the campus. This infrastructure includes network outlets, wiring, the campus core network, data center networks, and dedicated access to various external networks, such as the Internet and Internet2. We design and install all network infrastructure associated with renovations and new construction, including network jacks, copper and fiber cabling, switch infrastructure, and connections to the network backbone. Through this network, members of the community can directly access network-based resources using wired jacks supporting various data rates.

Wireless Network Saddleback maintains an extensive wireless network throughout the campus. We design and install all wireless infrastructure, ensuring members of our community secure and easy access to the network at data rates up to 200 Mbps. New wireless networks have been deployed in all classrooms, dining facilities, etc.

DNS Domain Name Service (DNS) allows online resources to be accessed via commonly used names, such as Most computers on campus, including those using DHCP, are automatically configured to use the

campus DNS and are provided names. Clients running servers or providing online services may request a specific hostname for their system along with a static address. We also manage the registration, setup, and renewal process for domains outside of, such as those ending with .com and .org.