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What is my Internet quota at Deakin?
Article: KB0010091 Published: 31-05-2013 Last modified: 30-06-2015

What is my Internet quota at Deakin?

Information regarding Deakin's Internet usage policies can be found on The Guide (restricted access).

Student Internet Quota

Deakin provides each student with an amount of Internet usage sufficient for their study purposes. Quotas below are per Trimester:

  • Undergraduate: 5GB
  • Postgraduate by coursework: 5GB
  • Postgraduate by research: Not defined, however those reaching a high volume of usage will be contacted to discuss individual needs
  • Deakin College: 5GB

If your quota is exceeded your Internet access will be slowed (blocked if you're a Deakin College student) until the beginning of the following Trimester unless otherwise negotiated with the IT Service Desk. Students may only receive one quota increase per Trimester.

Students on Res

Students at Deakin residences have free Internet access when connected via the wired network in their room if the proxy settings are manually disabled*. As Deakin College students require the proxy to access the Internet, their usage will be metered.

Network traffic here is shaped during business hours (8am to 5pm). Some traffic (e.g. torrents, Skype) is shaped permanently to ensure fair use.

Staff Internet Quota

Staff quota is not defined, however processes exist for addressing usage abuse.

When is my Internet traffic metered?

While all Internet usage is monitored, not all website traffic will affect your quota. Some commonly used websites including Google, Microsoft and other Australian University websites are excluded from the quota.

Student usage is unmetered from 5pm to 9am weekdays, as well as all weekend.

Students at Deakin residences have free Internet access when connected via the wired network in their room if the proxy settings are manually disabled*. Network traffic here is shaped during business hours (8am to 5pm). Some traffic (e.g. torrents, Skype) is shaped permanently to ensure fair use.

The following guides describe how to access the proxy settings used by popular browsers:


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