I don't know if there's already a way to connect across the campus, but if there is, that's cool. If not, then literally wtf? There is a server for CS students, and it's only accessible over the Catnet Wifi. Ideally, each dorm or building has a server to route traffic between them. They would let two people connect directly from across the anywhere on campus. Some routing tables will be necessary, and it will be an opt-in system. Your MAC address, along with other information, can be used to maintain connections across different networks. If we could do this, we could run web servers, applications, websites, and literally the entire internet, all within our own college. We’d have to build alternative versions, but that’d be excellent. We could build our own social network, messaging applications, or photo sharing sites. Data transmission would be very fast, and our privacy is protected to a higher degree. It also is a great learning experience for computer science students. With various servers or a cache system, other people can help store copies of public data, so even when I turn off my laptop, my website would still be accessible. Enabling this level of connection would be fantastic. DNS responses on a local network would be under 10ms. Probably more like 4ms. Unreal speeds. The school could allow for editing their DNS hosts to redirect to my local site. This also lets us communicate without external access. But establishing some networking protocol would be sweet, because you could tunnel back to the campus from local businesses in McMinnville. And the school newspaper could benefit from rapid networking speeds on campus. It’s quite a shame this doesn’t exist yet, but there’s absolutely a way. And it will be the future of networking, especially for institutions. Reducing dependence on external providers is the most responsible choice for freedom, privacy, and speed.