Network Services Department
Information Technology • USF Health




USF Health network uses Cisco network devices. The name Cisco has been synonymous with quality for years, which is why we trust the brand and the products. USF Health is designed and crafted to the highest standards of networking. USF Health uses Cisco catalyst 6509 switches as core switches, catalyst 4506, 3750, 3560, 2960 as access switches designed with redundancy and failover.



USF Health network comprised of over 25,000 ports and 150 VLANs, with 100 megabit to desktop and gigabit backbone. Due to high amount of data and distance between buildings, USF Health interconnects buildings using single-mode fiber.





USF Health wireless network provides USF Health faculty, staff, and students, researchers and clinical patients and guests with wireless access to Internet resources without the need of a wired connection. Following a very ambitious year-long expansion and upgrade project, the new USF Health Wireless network is rapidly growing with about 400 access points providing convenient wireless access in more than 40 buildings. The wireless network provides USF Health community with a safe and secure wireless network. Users can take advantage of our Secure wireless network, which will encrypt all wireless transmissions using WPA2/WPA technology.



USF Health uses Cisco Systems for its wireless. Cisco was chosen after exhaustive research and testing of wireless systems that will meet our complex and vast wireless requirements such as: scalability, cost-effectiveness, performance, security interoperability and applicability. 


We deploy two models in our environment, The 1140 series and the 3500 series.


The Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point is a business-ready, 802.11n access point designed for simple deployment and energy efficiency. The high-performance platform, which offers at least six times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks. the 1140 Series combines the industry's most widely deployed 802.11n technology with a sleek industrial design that blends seamlessly into any enterprise environment.


The Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Point with CleanAir technology can detect, classify, locate, and mitigate RF interference automatically and instantaneously.



For further information or questions contact:


Ken DeShong
Network Engineer