We're part of the Janet network, the UK's academic and research network which provides UK research and education with a highly reliable and secure, world-class network, enabling national and international communication and collaboration.

Access to the wired network

Allowed devices

The following devices are allowed on the wired network:

  • University-owned computers supplied and managed by DITS or a University department.

If you are returning to campus with your staff computer, please see our return to campus computer check which sets out what you must do before you can connect your computer to the wired network.

Not allowed devices

The following devices are not currently allowed on the wired network for security reasons:

  • Personal computers.
  • University-funded computers not supplied and managed by DITS or a University department.

If you need network access on your personal computer, please use an appropriate wifi network, and our VPN service if you need access to secure services.

Routine network maintenance

Maintenance work is carried out on the Janet network every Tuesday morning between 7am and 9am.

Maintenance work may therefore be carried out on the University's network during the same time period in order to minimise disruption. This is known as our 'network at risk' period.

During this time, services that rely on the network may be unavailable or vulnerable to interruption and you should not rely on them for any critical work.

See our service status page for scheduled work.

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