IP address ranges will change and cause computer outages late Thursday through noon Friday

Information Resources and Technologies will improve desktop-to-network connectivity in the science halls this summer. As part of that project, the Internet Protocol (IP) address ranges will be changed starting at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 8, and continuing through noon Friday, July 9.

This means that during the outage, computer workstations will not be able to access network resources, including e-mail, MyStorage, MyWeb, the Internet, and shared departmental files. Once the work has been completed, most computers will simply need to be rebooted. (There are a couple of exceptions to this rule; computer users with static IP addresses will need to have new IP addresses assigned. Those users should contact their academic consultant for assistance.) All computers will be functional locally – files saved to the hard drive will be accessible.

Printers and local servers also will be affected and must have new IP addresses assigned to them. IRT will assign appropriate addresses to all devices except in the areas of quantitiative methods and computer science, and Graduate Programs in Software – which will be handled by internal support staff.

It is hoped that this scheduled outage will result in minimal, if any, inconvenience for users. If you have questions, please contact the IRT Tech Desk, (651) 962-6230.