Louisiana Division of Administration

Managed LAN

Managed LAN

Since November 2019, the managed LAN service is the on-ramp to the network for PCs, printers, servers and similar devices in user locations statewide. This service includes wired and wireless connectivity from each end-station, through a shared Local Area Network infrastructure, to the Managed wide area network backbone and the internet. The service is sold in blocks of eight switch ports. Depending on the number of closets and the number of connections needed in each, OTS will determine how many eight-port switch blocks must be deployed. Connectivity from the site to the OTS network must be purchased separately.

Wireless LAN access is included in the Managed LAN rate. The service is designed for building residents and guests and requires authentication for state users and identification/validation for guests. OTS will not provide "open" wireless access for the general public.