CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

Note: For updates from the College about resources for learning, teaching and working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit:

Enter your question or keyword below to search our knowledge base. At any time, you can click the Blue button in the bottom-right corner of the page to open a Live Chat session with a CAEN consultant. If no consultant is available, you will be prompted to submit an offline message, and the next available consultant will contact you at the email address you provide.

How much network bandwidth will I need to use campus resources from home?

First, test your home network connection speeds. CAEN recommends using the U-M Speedtest website.

Bandwidth requirements will differ depending on the campus service you are using, and the range of capabilities it offers. Below you will find a table of minimum recommended connection speeds for some common U-M services used at the College of Engineering. Where available, click the speed listed in the table for further information on how network requirements may vary:

Service Minimum Recommended Network Speed
U-M Zoom 800 Kbps/1 Mbps (up/down)
U-M Google Meet 1 Mbps/1 Mbps (up/down)
U-M Microsoft Teams 1.2 Mbps/1.2 Mbps (up/down)
CAEN Lecture Capture (Student view) 1.5 Mbps
CAEN Windows Remote Desktop (VMware Horizon Client) 1 Mbps
CAEN Linux Login (VNC Client) 1 Mbps

CAEN also recommends referring to the ITS website for tips to Improve Your Home Internet.