Network Outage Hits Western Michigan U on Last Day of Finals

Campus Technology: The last day of finals week wasn't a good one for students at Western Michigan University. Two failed routers that were meant to provide redundancy to each other created an "unprecedented computer network failure" at the campus, preventing many students from logging into the network, taking online exams or turning in last-minute assignments.

In Twitter posts and other communications shared on an alternative site by the university, the Provost's Office said it expected wireless internet service to be restored shortly after noon, April 25, on the same day it went down. However, according to reporting by student newspaper the Western Herald, repairs took longer than expected.

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