Physics networking

The Research School of Physics and Engineering is covered by a gigabit wired and 802.11b/g/n wifi network both supplied by ITS.

ANU network infrastructure is connected to the greater internet via AARNET.

Getting connected

All computers should be registered with the SCU before using on the Physics network. We require machines are malware free and have an appropriate level of virus protection installed.

New computers

All new computers must be electrically tested by the Physics electronics Unit and then brought to the School Computer Unit for deployment. We can assist with allocating an IP address making sure the machine is up to date and has all of the required software installed.

Personally owned computers

Personally owned computers can be used in the School by following these steps:

  • All electrical devices must be tested and tagged by the School Electronics Unit before being connected to the ANU power supply
  • All devices must be brought to the School Computer Unit for auditing and configuration before being connected to the Physics wired network

The use of privately owned machines within Physics is governed by our personal device usage policy and the Physics acceptable usage policy.

Wireless network

Access to the ANU Wireless Network is available to anyone with a University ID, or EduRoam capable account from another institution.

» instructions on the use of ANU wireless

Virtual private network

The ANU VPN is available for staff and students who need to access ANU resources from off campus. You must place a request to be granted access to the specific Physics VPN.

» instructions on the use of the Physics VPN

Network costs

The University pays for downloads from most sites at a rate of $4.50 per Gigabyte. Download charges on the wired gigabit network are billed through to the local departments. Wireless downloads are currently covered centrally.

Many educational institutions and content distribution networks are considered on-net or peering and are free from download charging.

The school is also charged a yearly network access fee per patched network port.

The information provided above is for members of the Research School of Physics and Engineering. Other areas please contact your local IT department for support.

Updated:  4 September 2019/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster