Permanent connection is a service through which CARNET enables member institutions to stay connected to the CARNET network.
Facilities from the Ministry of Science and Education system provide access to the CARNET network by a permanent link through a local network of CARNET member institution, which is leased to the CARNET network. CARNET rents a telecommunications line and provides equipment for realizing an access point to the CARNET network at the member’s location.
Institutions are connected to the CARNET network with transmission lines of different technologies and speed, depending on the existing infrastructure of telecommunications service providers, needs of member institutions, market changes and similar. Currently, CARNET cooperates with all major telecommunication services providers in the Republic of Croatia.
How to Become a User
The prerequisite for joining the CARNET network is a membership in the CARNET network, as well as meeting the minimum technical conditions for joining the CARNET network (as described in the CDA0018).
If a member institution has difficulty accessing the CARNET network through a local member network, contact CARNET technical contact person at the facility:
- members of the system of primary and secondary education – resource administrator
- other members – CARNET coordinator
Questions and Answers
CARNET (Croatian Academic and Research Network) is a computer network to which schools, institutes, faculties and other institutions from the science and education system are connected with the promotion of computer technologies and the opportunities they offer in the world of science and education. CARNET operates under the Ministry of Science and Education from whose budget it is financed.
A permanent connection is a service through which CARNET enables its members to remain connected to the Internet. CARNET rents a telecommunication line and provides equipment for realization of an access point according to the CARNET network at the member location.
Legal entities may become users of a permanent connection that have regulated membership in the CARNET network and met the minimum technical requirements for connecting to the CARNET network (as described in the document CDA0018).
It is possible to report a problem related to the connection to the CARNET network through the Customer Support Service.
If you notice that there is a problem with CARNET equipment at the location of your institution, please contact the Customer Support Department.
A request to increase speed towards the CARNET network from member is submitted by mail to the following address:
Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET
Josipa Marohnića 5
A request to increase the connection speed must be reasoned. CARNET shall, within a reasonable time, decide on the submitted application, depending on the existing technical and other possibilities.
CARNET may, depending on technical and other conditions, provide its members with some additional network services such as QoS, additional public IP addresses and the like. If there is a justified reason for using an additional online service on the member’s side, the request should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a detailed explanation.
CARNET shall, within a reasonable time, decide on the submitted request, depending on the existing technical and other possibilities.
After your institution has met the minimum technical requirements stipulated in the document CDA0018 and thus becoming ready to join the CARNET network, it is not necessary to send a memo to CARNET, but it is enough for your CARNET coordinator or resource administrator to notify the member institution service by e-mail to email@example.com.
If a member of the CARNET network moves to another location, it has to apply for a change of location to the Ministry of Science and Education at the following address:
Ministry of Science and Education
Department of Information Technology and Technology
Donje Svetice 38
If the connection on the location from which the institution is moving is no longer necessary, it should be emphasized in the request in order to cancel the lease of telecommunication line that is no longer in use.
It is also necessary to inform the CARNET Membership Services Department via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the relocation procedure or transfer of equipment at the new location.