1-3 Perth Road Network Migration

1-3 Perth Road will be migrated across to the new network on Thu 19 Oct. The following areas will be affected at the times below:

  • Thu 19 Oct, 07:00 – 12:00 | 3 Perth Road, Ground and 1st Floor (West)
  • Thu 19 Oct, 13:00 – 15:00 | 1 Perth Road, Basement, Ground and 1st Floors
  • Thu 19 Oct, 15:00 – 19:00 | 3 Perth Road, 1st Floor (East)

You may find your device becomes active prior to the completion time. If this does occur, your network service should still be considered ‘at risk’ up until 18:00.  Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed on the day of migration, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration once the network equipment has been replaced, therefore it is possible that work to update such devices is carried out on subsequent days.

Impact

There will be no access to the wired and wireless 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 afterward:

  • 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.

Reporting issues/getting help

Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All 1-3 Perth Road activities will run on the University’s new, next-generation network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.