Lnet has mainly been implemented with Ethernet technology which is familiar from local networks, but the due to the wide-scale distances, the main connections are fibre optic instead of copper cable. The connection from Lnet to the rest of the world travels via the Funet network maintained by Tiede’s information technology centre CSC. Lnet’s edge point is located in the vicinity of LUT University but the network is completely separate to the university’s network.
Most of the wired Lnet network connections offer a connection speed of 1 Gb/s. The main connections between the buildings have been implemented with 1 Gb/s fibre optic technology (1000 Base-LX/SX). The fibre connection between Skinnarila and the centre is however the fastest, as it has been updated to a speed of 10 Gb/s. Cabling beyond the centre is LOAS’ own, but in the centre the City of Lappeenranta’s fibre connections are also used.
The network has approximately 2,500 connections which have been divided into five subnets. Residents are served by almost one hundred individual switches and a few servers that support the network's software side.
Some properties (Kalliopellonkatu 10, Katajakatu 8, Leirikatu 2, Reippaankatu 2 ja Upseerintie 1) on offer a wireless WLNet network instead of a cabled network. These include eduroam that operates with educational institutes’ credentials as well as WLNET which operates with credentials found in LOAS’ intranet. Instructions for using eduroam can also be found in LUT’s Uni service.
Responsible for the maintenance and development of Lnet: Antti Sirviö, Ari Happonen, Otto Myyrä and Ilkka Virta.
In problem situations, fill in the separate fault report for maintenance and problem-locating purposes.