Botanic Gardens Network Migration

The Botanic Gardens will be migrated across to the new network on Wed 20 Dec from 07:00-18:00. The following areas will be affected at the times below:

  • Wed 20 Dec, 07:00 – 10:00 | Log cabin
  • Wed 20 Dec, 10:00 – 14:00 | Main Building
  • Wed 20 Dec, 15:00 – 18:00 | Depot Building

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 afterwards. Work to update such devices will be carried out on subsequent days if required.

There will be no 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.

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.

Connect to eduroam to get super-fast wifi using your full username
For further instructions, visit the Get Connected website page.


Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All Botanic Gardens 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.