Monday evening around 7:15 pm there was a power outage on part of the campus which caused some of the core switches in the Residential Network to crash and their configuration became corrupted.
This crash took down service to both wired and wireless connectivity within all of the Residence Halls and Apartment Buildings.
Networking staff were able to restore wired connectivity around 10:30pm and wireless connectivity around 11:30pm Monday evening to all residential facilities.
We are looking into the failure of the battery back up unit that is designed to protect the equipment in the event of such outages and we will have it repaired once the campus re-opens after the storm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me for additional information.
Senior Director of Enterprise Infrastructure and Support
DoIT - UMBC