Technical Support Staff
LGfL Technical Service Changes
A number of urgent changes are being made to the way LGfL services work – most are in place now and others will be very soon – to help schools and simplify access to resources:
Headteachers can now download USO account details without being a Nominated contact;
Freedom2Roam is enabled now for all schools by default
Category 2 sites, formerly blocked by the firewalls, are now being moved into category 1 and will not be blocked
IP authentication has been removed across all sites and a request has been made to remove this from the support site as well as soon as possible
The Pledge 2020 programme will continue unchanged as long as is possible so that schools can continue to receive their upgrades
If you require further information or assistance please contact:
Richard Martin for technical queries or
Richard Hannah regarding Pledge 2020 upgrades
Pledge2020 versus Coronavirus
The Pledge2020 Programme is a multifaceted upgrade of Schools bandwidth and the infrastructure that supports the provision of the bandwidth, With the current crisis the need for the bandwidth has increased because schools will move to a remote working scenario but still require secure bandwidth as well as access to curriculum support and other tools. The programme has moved to accelerate the upgrades and optimise the supporting network in readiness for a long period of heavy demand. If schools are keen to understand when their upgrade is scheduled and wish to provide details of nominated contacts who can provide access to school premises during this time please contact the Programme lead: Richard.Hananh@lgfl.net.
Setting Up Freedom to Roam
In the event of school closure, LGfL schools can use the new Remote Access platform, Freedom2Roam, to access their onsite internal network.
If your users are currently using RAv3, their settings have been copied over to the new platform, Freedom2Roam, so they can start using it now without any further configuration changes via the following links:
LGfL Customers (schools inside London) – https://freedom2roam.lgfl.org.uk
NGfL Customers (formerly Trustnet schools) – https://freedom2roam.ngfl.net
The new solution can be used from a browser, removing the need to install remote access clients on users’ devices. This means you will be able gain access straight away, as long as you have an existing RAv3 account.
If your establishment would like to start using the new solution, you will need to configure your Freedom2Roam settings here. You will find step by step guides and videos to help you configure Freedom2Roam for your establishment on the Support Site here.
If you have any questions, please contact our support team via the LGfL Support Site or by phone on 020 8255 5555 and select option 3.