Wired network

New organization of the network infrastructure for the School of Engineering.

A new organization

This new reorganization of equipment into different subnets makes it easier for end users and provides them with more secure access to the network.1 .
The work of the IT Administrators becomes less tedious2
The migration process is described here

DHCP network for end-user workstations
End users no longer have to go through the process of requesting a static IP address for their PCs and configuring them to instantly connect to the network.
The only requirement is that the network node used by their equipment is on one of the networks assigned to DHCP.

Network Printers
Printers will use the 137 subnet
The subnet for printers is also accessible by your guests when they connect to the EPFL network
The requirements for this are that the network node and the IP address you use must be on the 137 subnet.

Network for servers

A server room is available with facilities for 19″ servers.
If you are interested to use this facility, file this form

Network for scientific equipments
If you have a scientific equipment, please contact me to follow this procedure.

Remote access with DHCP
Please follow this procedure.

1The servers are no longer in the same subnet as the PCs.  Consequently, the Network team can develop tools to monitor attacks and prevent them on the servers

2The process of requesting a static IP address and configuring your equipment to use it takes 30 minutes.
With DHCP, you have an IP that is ready to use as soon as your equipment is connected to the network.

As office space is moved and personnel are changed, it is no longer necessary to change the fixed IP network nodes. A DHCP network node remains the same for all IT equipment connected to it