DCA Network Migration

The DCA (only the part which runs off the University’s infrastructure) will be migrated across to the new wired network on Thu 21 Dec from 07:00-18:00.

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 this area of the building during the work window. 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 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.


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

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.