Since last year in September we have been working on a new system which has DHCP (giving you as many IPs as you need) and some other cool features. Members who have moved in since then don’t know the way it was before then. Some Members have already been migrated, some haven’t yet. We are switching everyone to the new system in little groups.
When we started, we originally only moved people who asked us or extensively knew what would happen. After that we migrated people who logged in to our Wi-Fi. Now we are at a point where we can see the finish line, so we will migrate everyone randomly with a 2-week information period. Usually we write mails, but some don’t read those - or cannot be reached at all. For those, we have this article now.
On the new system old configurations won’t work. So if find yourself suddenly with no Internet, you may have been migrated.
For why this isn’t opt-out: RWTH net order needs us to work this way. We have no real say in this matter and we want to adopt this standard fast.
On another note: If you have any devices that don’t work with our system send us its MAC address and we can add it manually and instruct you how to connect it properly.