Updated December 15th, 2020 at 8:30am CST
Due to a family emergency with our vendor, the scheduled maintenance on the campus wireless controller today has been postponed. LITS is targeting Thursday, January 14th to perform the upgrade, and we will send out a service alert announcement of the chosen date as soon as it has been confirmed. We will also provide at least a week's notice prior to the upgrade.
No maintenance will be completed today, and the wireless network will continue to perform as usual. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
On Tuesday, December 15th, LITS will be performing a required upgrade of the wireless controller for our campus. The upgrade will begin approximately at 8:00 am and is expected to last throughout the entire day.
During the upgrade, all campus wireless network connectivity will be inaccessible. Students on campus will be unable to access the Internet or services such as Gmail and Apporto from any device that does not have a wired network connection through an ethernet cable OR has a cellular data plan. Faculty and staff who are on campus will be unable to access the Internet using BCNet and BCGuest unless they have a wired connection for their computer.
If you are off-campus, this wireless shut down WILL NOT affect you. You will still be able to access the VPN, BCShares network drives, Moodle, the Portal, and Jenzabar. You will also continue to have access to cloud-based services such as Gmail or Google Drive, Office 365, and Apporto.
For students, faculty, or staff who are on campus and do not have access to a wired computer, the library will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm and has a limited number of wired desktop computers that can be used.
LITS will send another reminder of this upgrade on December 14, as well as when work begins on December 15. A message will also be sent when the work is complete and when services are restored.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this outage will cause and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.