QU Net
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Last modified: February 21, 2015 00:37:54.


     QUnet is the Qatar University corporate network maintained entirely by Information Technology Services. Supported by a stellar staff of network engineers, a multi-gigabit backbone and ultra high-speed internet access, QUnet provides thousands of laptops, desktops and computer labs across campus with interconnectivity and network services.

The QUnet infrastructure is currently made up of the following components:

  • 10Gbps x 4 = 40Gbps Accumulated Backbone
  • 1Gbps Uplink to Access Switches
  • 10/100 Mbps to User Desktop
  • 14 Backbone Switches
  • 170 Access/Edge Switches
  • 907 km of Copper cable
  • 27.7 km of Optic Fiber cable

To obtain details on how to connect to the QU Net service, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@qu.edu.qa.


Network Installation & Troubleshooting 


     IT Services has on-site network installation and repair staff certified and experienced in both copper and fiber installation and termination.

However, it is often unclear whether the problem being encountered is a problem with the users' machine or the network jack. And usually “network problems” are the result of a client not understanding how to use an application. We strongly recommend that you let the ITS Helpdesk take a look at your problem before arriving at the conclusion that the network is to blame for your worries.

If your department is in need of network installation or troubleshooting services, you can request them by contacting the office of the Director, IT Services.