Tower Building & Extension Network Migration

The Tower Building & Extension will be migrated across to the new network on Tue 13 – Wed 14 Jun. The following areas will be affected at the dates/times below:

Please be aware that the networking in this building is complex and the schedule given is a guide. The service is at risk throughout the two days and some areas may be affected on an alternative day/time period to that listed.

Tue 13 Jun

  • 07:00 – 18:00 | Levels 3 & above & level 2 main finance office and teaching room 
  • 07:00 – 18:00 | Basement & ground floor south-east area

Wed 14 Jun

  • 07:00 – 12:00 | Ground floor Reception and Finance, 1st floor school office
  • 07:00 – 12:00 | Level 2 finance & some of the 1st floor
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Ground floor east wing, new area 
  • 13:00 – 18:00 | Tower Extension – Whole building  

You may find your device becomes active prior to the completion time if situated in this building on either day. If this does occur, your network service should still be considered ‘at risk’ up until 18:00 on Wed.

Impact
There will be no access to the wired and wifi network (inc internet access) in these areas at the indicated times. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs and laptops, printers, building management systems etc connected to the University network.

Actions
Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired connection afterwards:

  • Unmanaged computers
    • You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Download the Windows / macOS X / Linux instructions to your desktop beforehand to help you do this.
  • Managed computers (e.g. Staff Desktop)
    • Take no action for these devices post-migration. They should automatically connect to the new wired network, but may need to be rebooted if they have been switched on throughout the change.


If you need a refresh on how to connect your device to the new wifi (eduroam), visit the Get Connected website page for students and staff.

Reporting issues / getting help
Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U once the work is complete (ref C1705-078/063).

All Tower activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.