I wanted to share this exciting update on the campus network upgrade:
You may have noticed network engineers visiting the campus buildings over the last few weeks, as they finish the prep work for the network upgrade. We've been doing a lot of work ahead of time to make the upgrade go as smoothly as possible. Last week, the engineers finished their prep work, and this week we finally begin the campus network upgrade!
We are planning the work across several weeks, up to the start of Fall classes. Our schedule for the upgrade is below. As your building is cut over, your network connection may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. Please be patient, and remember that after the network upgrade, our campus network will be "better, stronger, faster".
As we update the network in each building, we will also update the campus wireless network. After your building has the new wireless, you will see new wireless networks: "UofM", "UofM Secure" and "UofM Guest". Where you previously used "umm-wireless" to connect to the wireless network, please use "UofM" or "UofM Secure". The Helpdesk can help you with questions, or you can view the online Setup Guides.
Visitors to campus (parents and special guests) will be able to connect directly to "UofM Guest" and use their email address to sign into our network. With "UofM Guest", you will no longer need to sponsor a free 3-day wireless account!
Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their great support during the campus network upgrade. Things have gone very well, in part due to your flexibility and help as we work to improve the campus network.
Some buildings appear twice in the list, because we need to update different floors at different times.
We will also publish this information via a web site, so you can easily access the schedule.