ASA FAQs

  1. What is the Alabama Research & Education Network
  2. Who manages AREN?
  3. What statewide network services does ASA provide?
  4. How do we get a quote for our school system?
  5. What is included in typical AREN service?
  6. How do I request a technical seminar for my school's technical coordinators?
  7. Why does ASA/AREN have two names?
  8. How do I request access to the Traffic Graphs under the AREN Services section?
  9. How do I access the Traffic Graphs under the Education Network section?

1. What is the Alabama Research & Education Network 2. Who manages AREN? 3. What statewide network services does ASA provide? 4. How do we get a quote for our school system? 5. What is included in typical AREN service? 6. How do I request a technical seminar for my school's technical coordinators?
  1. To request a technical seminar for your school's technical coordinators contact the network office.

    686 Discovery Drive

    Huntsville, Alabama 35806 (USA)

    Phone: 1-800-338-8320 or (256) 971-7448

    Fax: (256) 971-7491

7. Why does ASA/AREN have two names?
  1. The Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) is the governing agency created in 1989 and funded by the Alabama Legislature.

    ASA manages two primary projects: the Alabama Supercomputer Center (ASC) in Huntsville and the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN), which was formerly known as the Alabama Supercomputer Network (ASN). ASA's Board of Directors voted to change the name of our network to Alabama Research and Education Network in 1995 to better reflect our service to the state's education community.

8. How do I request access to the Traffic Graphs under the AREN Services section?
  1. The Traffic Graphs section is designed for network administrators. It provides information about the amount of bandwidth each site on our network utilizes. To request a username and password contact the network office.

    686 Discovery Drive

    Huntsville, Alabama 35806 (USA)

    Phone: 1-800-338-8320 or (256) 971-7448

    Fax: (256) 971-7491

9. How do I access the Traffic Graphs under the AREN Services section?
  1. To look at your site's Traffic Graphs

    -- > Go to www.asc.edu
           => AREN Services
                  => Traffic Graphs
                         (Login with your Username and Password read Faq 8 if you don't have one.)
                                Verify that your site information is correct.
                                => Live Updated graphs Go There
    Just click on the graph for more graphs , week , month etc.