Personally Owned Wireles Routers
We understand that students want to use their computers in other locations besides the desk in the room. Because the campus wireless network is not available in the majority of residential hall and apartment rooms, we now allow personal wireless routers on the residential network in College Residental Housing, the Villiage, and FSH. We do not allow personally owned wireless routers at the Camper Park nor at the University Town Center, due to the unique network issues associated with these two areas.
If you decide to set up a wireless router in your room or apartment at a location that we allow, please bring the device to one of our two ResNet offices to have it configured before plugging it into our network. Wireless routers, fresh out of the box, are configured to act as a DHCP Server and issue out DHCP addresses. While this works fine at home, it is not compliant with our network and will cause major network disruptions/errors for both the router owner and all students who live in that same area of campus. If you choose to configure your router yourself, and it isn't configured correctly, we will take necessary actions to shut off the port until your router is brought in to our office and is correctly configured.
For security reasons, wireless routers must be configured to have a WPA2 encryption. Also understand that the owner of the wireless router is responsible for all actions done on the network through that connection. What this means is that if you give out your password to your router and your friend does something illegal, you will be held responsible for their actions.