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We will start the WiFi rollout in house 152. We will be deploying around 10 access points. Since we are not picking the apartments our self but letting a program do that we need to know if you need your LAN port in your apartment. So, if you haven't given your vote yet, you need to do now!

Check our last news post for detailed info.

The information below is old, please check out this post for the latest info: UPDATE | ACCESS POINTS NOW WITH CABLE CONNECTION

 

If you never read a message here, you should at least read this one:

We want to optimize our WiFi network. For that we need to know if you need your cable connection in your apartment. The access points we deploy will require your only LAN port. That means that if we put an access point in your apartment you will only be able to connect wirelessly, at least for now. The WiFi will be very - very good, but you won't be able to connect by cable.

 

Warning Shield 100It is very important for you to tell us if you need your cable connection. If you have a PC which has no WiFi card: We will give you an USB WiFi Adapter if you like. If you already have an access point/router, you will also need to submit your preference.

So once again, if you really need a cable connection, tell us on the following site, or we might come to your apartment to give you an AP and then that's a lot of work for both of us. If you want to get an access point, tell us there aswell please.

 

Please go to:

https://my.ram.rwth-aachen.de/want-ap

 

We will first try to deploy access points where people said they want one, then at places where people have not submitted their preference. So, take part!

Fire cuteDue to an important Firewall Update, there will could be downtime today between 6 pm and 9 pm or 18:00 and 21:00. Last time everything went fine, but you never know. 

Our Firewall asked for one kindly.

 

We are sorry for any inconveniance this may cause. 

 

If you don't know why you are behind our Firewall, read here
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help catWe are offering some tech support slots on the 18th of August 2016.

If you are having trouble with the system or want your router to be setup, pick a date.

If there are too many people we will consider additional timeslots.

 

http://doodle.com/poll/3qx76a467udzywmn

totoro pcSince 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.

 

Read your mails! They contain important information. Especially those who found their data sheet in their mailbox in the last two weeks. If you have setup mail forwarding already you will get all the information there. If you have not you can login to our Webmail and check your mails there. Please check under my.ram if you have setup mail forwarding already - or if you at least have given us an email address of yours. If not please contact us from your private mail account at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots gesch├╝tzt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! and we can give you some information. It is very important that we have an email address of yours you can always check! If you have lost your password we will send mails there helping you to recover it. If you would like to not get mails (from the mailing list Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots gesch├╝tzt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!) forwarded, you can tell us and we then only save your email and don't forward to it.

 

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.

 

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