Wireless Access Points, Network Hubs, and Network Routers
Butler's Computer Use Policy states
that Butler will allow students to connect their own devices to the
campus network provided that they meet the following
- They conform to the standards set forth by
Information Technology. These standards will be available in a
public location such as the department's web page.
- They do not require any modification to the existing campus
- They do not interfere with the normal operation of the campus
To this end, certain devices are not allowed on the Butler
University network unless approved by Information Technology. These
devices include, but are not strictly limited to:
- Wireless Access Points (e.g.: Apple AirPort Base Stations,
Linksys Access Points or Gateways)
- Routers (e.g.: Cable/DSL routers, etc…)
- Any device or computer running network server services such as
DHCP, DNS, SMTP, WINS, or acting as a network router (e.g.: Windows
Internet Connection Sharing)
These devices and services are known to interfere with the
operation of the Butler University network. Operation of these
devices or services is a violation of University policy, and will
result in loss of network access and/or disciplinary action.
Intentional interruption of Butler University network services will
result in further disciplinary action and/or prosecution. Visit the Student
Handbook for the complete Computer Usage Policy. Remember,
these policies are NOT to discourage computer use, but to promote
and maintain a reliable computer network for all to use.
Approval for networking devices may be sought by sending an
email to email@example.com. Include
the make/model of the device, its MAC address, and the intended
use. If approved, the device will be granted access to the network
for one academic year. It will need re-approved each year, and
approval may be revoked at the discretion of Information Technology
at any time.
Wireless network cards for laptops and/or desktops are
encouraged. When configured correctly, these will allow you to
access the Butler network from several wireless "hotspots" across
campus. For more information on wireless networking, visit
Please contact the Help Desk with questions regarding these
devices or configuration of your computer.