The AILG IT committee collaborates with MIT’s IS&T department on a variety of technical projects for the FSILG community, including the following:

  • Providing fiber optic Internet connections to FSILG houses.
  • Providing wireless networks within FSILG houses.
  • Providing VOIP telephony to FSILG houses.
  • Coordinating infrastructure updates and support with MIT’s IS&T department.
  • Maintaining the AILG mailing lists, such as ailg-it@mit.edu and mitailg-discuss@mit.edu.

We always welcome new volunteers. If you are interested or have any questions, please email ailg-it@mit.edu. Recent graduates and current undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.

We meet monthly on a Thursday morning at 9:15am in the FCI Offices, room W20-020a. Our Spring 2017 meeting dates are January 19, February 23, March 30, April 27, and June 1.

The current chair of the AILG IT committee is David Lawrence ’14 (dlaw@mit.edu).

Network equipment

Rack of FSILG fiber optic equipment in MIT’s OC11 datacenter.

FSILG network information

If you have reached this page because you are seeking help with your FSILG network, please refer to the IS&T knowledge base.

All houses have signed the Network Management Program Agreement specifying the division of responsibilities between MIT IS&T and the FSILG.

FSILGs are required to designate at least one current undergraduate member as their Network Contact. The Network Contact serves as liaison with MIT IS&T for troubleshooting network problems and provides access to network equipment when needed. As of March 2016, Network Contacts are designated using the FCI Contact List, which is accessed at http://fsilg.coop. If no one is designated as a Network Contact, the default person for this role is the undergraduate house manager.

The “Slice of MIT” blog has a nice post describing the new fiber optic Internet connections.

Old stuff

Here is a link to a number of recent AILG IT-Telecomm Committee Reports
Here is a link to Ash Dyer’s ’06 message of June 2, 2014 on next generation wireless service for the FSILGs. 
Here is a link to the principles which guide IS&T, DSL and others who work with us.