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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 Ghansah.

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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