April 6, 2001
Cisco Builds Networking Lab
For CSUS Computing Students
With nearly $100,000 in equipment and
the promise of ongoing technical and financial support, Cisco
Systems has established a new networking lab at California
State University, Sacramento.
The lab is the first large gift to the University from San
Jose-based Cisco, an industry leader in networking for the
Internet. It is the result of a detailed networking proposal
submitted by computer science professors Dick Smith and Isaac
The new lab will allow students in the College of Engineering
and Computer Science to get their hands on fast new wireless
networks and the most current networking technology. For the
first time, students will be working on a network entirely
separate from the University's, allowing them a greater chance
to experiment and try new applications. And if students manage
to create more problems than they can resolve, Cisco engineers
will be able to log on and help from their San Jose offices.
The network in the new lab is the size of one typically used
in small to medium sized businesses, and allows access as
many as 150 users at once. Students are able to access it
24 hours a day or log in from off-site computers.
More information is available by contacting the CSUS public
affairs office at (916) 278-6156. Professors Dick Smith or
Isaac Ghansah are at (916) 278-6834, and Cisco project manager
Debbie Wade is at (408) 525-2045.
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