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Campus Network Outage, Sunday, March 16, 6am-noon

Campus Technology Services has tentatively planned an upgrade of network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet on Sunday, March 16, 6am-noon.  During this timeframe:

  • all connections originating from on-campus to the Internet will be unavailable

  • all connections originating from the Internet to any campus network service will be unavailable

  • any service requiring a SUNY Oswego login will be unavailable.

This upgrade is needed in order to provision additional Internet bandwidth for SUNY Oswego. When the upgrade is completed, there will be 25% more Internet bandwidth than what we currently have.

In addition, this upgrade will position SUNY Oswego to increase Internet network services more rapidly in the future to support the growth needs of academic and residential clients.

If needed, an alternate date of Saturday, March 22nd from 6am -noon will be utilized.

Construction sign that says CTS Work Zone

Wireless Expanding to Residential Rooms in 8 Halls

By the start of the Fall 2012 semester, students living in Seneca, Oneida, Sheldon, Scales, Waterbury, Lonis, Mackin, and Moreland Halls will be able to use the campus wireless network from their individual residence rooms as well as lounge/common gathering areas.

CTS has been doing a tremendous amount of preparatory work to complete wireless availability to all campus residence halls.   Work started in 2011 for Seneca, Oneida and Sheldon as rooms in these buildings will be receiving new data and cable TV wiring.   New data closets and electrical circuits will be installed to accommodate this as well as proper heating, cooling and ventilation.  This Spring semester, work started in the other buildings where cable pathways are being installed to accommodate the new access points.

Across all 8 buildings, approximately 650 access points and 115 new network switches will be installed.   All network closets in the buildings will also be receiving new battery backup.  All access points will be able to monitored and administered remotely by CTS Networking staff with the addition of 5 new controllers.

Funnelle Hall will be worked on over the summer, however wireless service may not be available for use until sometime during the Fall 2012 semester.

Onondaga will be the final building to receive wireless service.  Preparatory work will be done over the 2012-2013 academic year with installation of access points to occur in the summer 2013.  It is expected that students will be able to use the service by the start of the Fall 2013 semester.

 

Notes from the Helpdesk written on a pad with a pen under it.

Notes from the Help Desk

The Technology Support Center (TSC) will be open extended hours for the first two weeks of the semester to assist with any start of the semester technology issues students,  faculty, and staff may have.  Please check the TSC website for specific hours.  The TSC is located in 26 Lanigan Hall and is available by email at help@oswego.edu and by phone at 315.312.3456.

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iOS 5
Apple recently released the iOS version 5 operating system for its i-products.  It has been reported that using the campus wireless network with iOS 5 will cause the user to frequently have to reauthenticate.  The CTS Networking group is currently aware of this and will be investigating solutions in the near future.