Ohio University

Network Upgrade Schedule

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Project Phases


  • IP Address updates: January 2019 - September 2021 

      • We are changing the way network addresses are handled in some buildings. This work requires two phases:

        1. OIT technicians will visit your building to make initial configuration changes to devices and provide support. If you are in the building, you may notice a brief departmental printing interruption during this work.

        2. Roughly 2-4 weeks after the on-site work is completed, a brief network disruption will occur after hours to finalize the network configuration changes.

          • If any device in these buildings continues to need a public IP Address, an exception request will need to be submitted.

      • As of December 31, 2020, our IP address work was 70% complete.

    • Wired and wireless improvements: April 2019 - October 2021

      • This is the work that most people think of when they picture a network upgrade. We are replacing old equipment, reconfiguring existing gear, and installing new items across all campuses and at our network's core. During this phase, you will see tangible benefits, including increased speeds and coverage density.
      • As of December 31, 2020, our wired network update was 80% complete.


    • Wireless improvements

      • Between June 2019 and August 2020, we replaced/installed approximately 3800 wireless access points across campuses.
    • Cabling and patch panels

      • Between February 2019 and January 2020, we raised the standard of each building's cabling and infrastructure to support future higher speeds. Depending on the building, work involved reclaiming and repurposing existing equipment, running new cable, and installing fiber optic feeds.
    • Fiber optic cable work

      • Between December 2018 and March 2019, we added fiber optic capacity to the links between some buildings and our network core. This work was necessary to support faster speeds and greater coverage density.
    • Wired jack preparation and consolidation

      • Starting in late April 2018, OIT crews visited every room in every academic and administrative building on the Athens campus to prepare those rooms' wired jacks for the upgrade. During these visits, technicians verified the location of each jack, reconfigured connections as needed to make them upgrade ready, and consolidated those connections to reclaim unused or underutilized network infrastructure.

    Detailed Schedule

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    Network Upgrade Schedule

    Location onsite work starts onsite work ends Description Impact
    Stocker Center 07/12/2021 07/16/2021 IP Address updates Brief interruption to departmental printing. OIT staff may need to update printer drivers on some computers.