Students Staff

Network

November 7, 2017

Square One building network problem

Filed under: Network, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Network Manager @ 10:51 am

The network should now be restored in the Square One building.

However, PCs still exhibiting problems should be rebooted before reporting and residual problems to the IT Help Desk.

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Square One building network problem

Filed under: Network, [Service Alert], [Unresolved] — Network Manager @ 9:44 am

There is currently no network in the Square One building (though the extension is unaffected).

This is due to the failure of a network component, which will be swapped out within the next hour or so.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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October 23, 2017

[Resolved] Scheduled Internet disruption at Loughton campus – Tuesday 23rd October 2017

Filed under: Network, Wi-Fi, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Bret Giddings @ 9:39 am

The scheduled work was completed by 0715. Full internet access for any devices at the Loughton campus should now be operating normally again.


 

 

There will be a number of short disruptions to Internet connectivity at the Loughton campus between 0600 and 0700 on Tuesday 23rd October 2017. Each disruption should last for no longer than a minute.

If you do happen to be working at a computer at the Loughton campus (all buildings) during this time, you may find that any access to Internet based resources such as email, webpages etc occasionally slower than usual. Access to Internet resources via the WiFi at Loughton will also be affected during this time.

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October 17, 2017

‘Krack’ wifi security weakness

Filed under: Network, Security, Wi-Fi — Sara Stock @ 4:44 pm

You may have heard about the Krack wifi security flaw in the news this week. Researchers  have discovered a flaw in the WPA2 security protocol that may mean snoopers could steal your data when you connect to a wifi network.

So what does Krack mean for you?

  • There is no immediate threat to the University or to you, when you are using our wifi network.
  • If you use a mobile device then, as ever, it’s best to ensure that you keep it fully updated to ensure you have the latest security patches to protect it. This is best practice as set out in our mobile device guidelines.
  • IT Services will continue to monitor the situation and provide further  advice as necessary.

As with any other IT concerns, report any unexpected behaviour to the IT Helpdesk, and they will advise you.

 

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October 10, 2017

[Resolved] Scheduled Internet disruption at Loughton campus – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Filed under: Network, [Resolved], [Scheduled] — Bret Giddings @ 10:46 am

Tuesday 17th October 0630

The scheduled work has been abandoned this morning as prior works revealed that it would be more disruptive than anticipated. The work will be re-scheduled for another week.


 

There will be a number of short disruptions to Internet connectivity at the Loughton campus between 0700 and 0730 on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Each disruption should last for no longer than a minute.

If you do happen to be working at a computer at the Loughton campus (all buildings) during this time, you may find that any access to Internet based resources such as email, webpages etc occasionally slower than usual. Access to Internet resources via the WiFi at Loughton will also be affected during this time.

 

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