Wireless networks are not a replacement for a wired network. The University’s wireless network should not be expected to provide the same quality of service as the University’s wired network infrastructure. When reliability and performance are critical, the University’s wired network infrastructure should be used.
An access point (AP) is a hardware device and/or computer software that acts as a communication hub for users of a wireless device to connect to a wired local area network (LAN). Most access points have built-in routers, while others must be connected to a router in order to provide network access. They are often referred to as Wi-Fi routers, or Wi-Fi modems or Wi-Fi cable modem routers, etc.
In order to insure the availability of the highest quality wireless access to authorized users, all campus access points must be approved and installed by Information Technology Services (ITS).
Access points not installed by ITS are prohibited and will be considered “rogue” devices. Once a “rogue” access point is discovered, it must be removed or ITS reserves the right to disable its functionality on the network.
Violations are subject to disciplinary actions.