Changes to permissions on university network

DURING the summer, Information Services have made changes to their network to allow consoles to connect to the University network natively. Instructions for this can be found at: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1453.

Photo - Tomos Nolan

Photo – Tomos Nolan

Limitations exist, with some video games requiring ports to be opened, which can be done here: https://myaccount.aber.ac.uk/protected/firewall/. Ports are automatically open for the following services: Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam.

A 4th-year Masters student said: “This is an excellent new system to allow students to play games easier and connect consoles. Navigating the universities port system has caused issues in the past for students, and making this automatic now is a great improvement.”

These changes are set to make gaming on the university network, and in university halls, easier.