IT Services plan to perform some general network maintenance on Saturday 21, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August 2021, which will result in some short periods of interruption to Wi-Fi across campus, and all network access in some buildings.
An overview of the work
- Saturday 21 August: Wi-Fi interruptions across campus, and localised interruptions to all network access in some University buildings
- Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August:Localised interruptions to all network access in some University buildings.
Saturday 21 August
Between 8.30am and 10.30am, there will be four five-minute interruptions to Wi-Fi (eduroam, UoM_WiFi and UoM_Guest) across the entire campus, including halls.
Also, during the day, there will be a 15-minute loss of all network services (wired and Wi-Fi) in some buildings. The halls of residence affected are listed below. Due to the nature of the work, it’s not possible to state at exactly which time during the one-hour window that the 15-minute interruptions will occur, but the team will aim to schedule the outage at the start of each window:
- 11.30am – 12.30pm: Broomcroft House
- 2pm-3pm: Horniman House
- 3pm-4pm: Unsworth Park
- 4pm-5pm: Dalton Ellis Hall, Hulme Hall and St Anselm Hall.
On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August:
On both days, the same halls shown above will experience a 5-10 minute loss of all network services (wired and Wi-Fi) between 6pm and 8pm.
Due to the nature of the work, it’s not possible to state at exactly which time during the two hour window that the interruptions will occur.
Central University services (for example, My Manchester, Blackboard, Email, IT login) will not be affected.
IT colleagues will be monitoring services to ensure they automatically reconnect after the work has completed. Anyone with any issues after the work has completed on each day should telephone the IT Support Centre on 0161 306 5544.