Just wanting to get an update out there regarding the recent changes made to the MLC Network.
On Monday, October 28, we had the main cable modem for the Academic Network die on us. Since we were planning on moving the entire network over to our new fiber connection, we used that as an opportunity to do just that. Moving to the fiber connection enables easier administration of the network along with increased speed for everyone when connecting to the internet. A win for everyone!
However, with that change, students with personal wireless routers in their dorm room could have trouble accessing Moodle, the MLC website, and other web servers which had formerly been hosted on the dead cable modem.
The accommodate those students and to make other necessary changes, we needed to take some other steps which included the following:
- move all servers off of our oldest gateway
- change the IP addresses we use for hosting our DMZ servers
- move EVERYTHING onto the new fiber connection and gateway
This would be a major undertaking any month, but we needed to try to accomplish it in days. On Wednesday the work started to take care of all of these issues, and the majority of the work had been completed by Thursday evening.
Most MLC web properties (Portal, Moodle, the MLC website, etc.) should now be working for everyone. Currently we are working on issues pertaining to the usage of MLC Library resources off-campus but we hope to have that working by the end of the day.
This has been a major shift for our network and we apologize for the outages while things have shifted and settled in. There are still going to be some weird things happening as we try to clean up, but we will get everything worked out in due time. With all of the changes, the best thing to start with would be to power down and restart you computer/device or power off and power on your wireless router so that any network changes can be handed out.
As always, if anything is not working for you, please email us at email@example.com so that we can get things up and working as soon as possible.