Network and Internet Access

Desktops and Servers

Overview

Texas A&M Division of Information Technology offers desktop connections to the university and organizations that are located on university property.

There are requirements associated with this service.

Getting Started

To make a connection request, go to the Request tab.

Help and Support

Texas A&M Division of Information Technology offers twisted pair Fast Ethernet (100BaseTX) or Gigabit (1000BaseTX) connection to a single Fast Ethernet or Gigabit end device (PC, Mac, printer, etc.). We will provide all needed networking equipment and maintenance at a cost. The customer will be responsible only for providing a 100BaseTX or 1000BaseTX interface for the machine. Users may access the connection at the wall jack only; all other aspects of the connection (network backbone, wiring closets, routers, bridges, etc.) are managed by the Division of IT.

Texas A&M Division of IT also offers moves of existing 10BaseT, 100BaseT or 1000BaseT desktop connections. An itemized list of existing connections that will be disconnected must be included for a move request to be processed.

An installation request for an area with no previous 1000BaseT connections from the nearest wiring closet will require a minimum of 8 1000BaseT connections.

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Cost

Texas A&M University System FY19 Rates displayed below.
View FY18 and FY19 TAMUS Auxiliary and Non-TAMUS Rates.

These prices reflect the cost of equipment, wiring supplies and maintenance. The costs of large-scale upgrades for entire departments and/or buildings are negotiable. For details, please contact request@tamu.edu.

Request

Use one of the options below to make requests for network drops, moves, wireless installation and more.  

  1. Complete the Request Form
    • OR
  2. Send an email to request@tamu.edu with the following information:
  • Requestor's Information
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Email address
  • On-site Contact's Information
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Email address
  • Installation Information
    • Type of Installation
    • Location
    • Network Subnet/Address Range
    • Time constraints or special instructions
  • Payment Information
    • Account number for installation charge
    • Statement of requestor's fiscal authority over the account

For questions or comments call 979.845.6552 or email request@tamu.edu.

Guidelines

Desktop Connection Requirements

Texas A&M Division of IT provides network connections and upgrades that are engineered to ensure the speed, reliability and security of the network. In addition, the following requirements must be met:
  1. All desktop connections have the restriction of one user device per connection. Desktop connections may not be used in conjunction with other networking equipment to provide more than one user device to the campus network. Violations of this restriction will result in the disabling of the desktop connection until the situation has been corrected.
  2. All use of the campus network must follow Texas A&M policies and procedures and must follow local, state and federal laws. Any violations may result in administrative and/or legal action.
  3. All users should respect the campus network as a shared resource. Any activity that hinders the Division of IT’s ability to ensure reliable operation of the campus network may result in disabling of the desktop connection.
  4. Desktop connections and all of the network infrastructure that supports them are managed by the Division of IT. No modification or alteration of this infrastructure by the customer is allowed. Any problems or other questions concerning the network infrastructure should be reported to the Division of IT for handling.
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