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Wireless Access Points, Network Hubs, and Network Routers Standards

Prohibited Wireless Devices

Butler's Computer Use Master Policy allows Butler students to connect their own devices to the campus network. In order to maintain optimal network operations, IT does not allow access to devices that require any modification to the existing campus network or interfere with its normal operation. 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)
  • 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)
  • Non-Bluetooth wireless peripherals including:

    • Wireless speaker systems for your PC or stereo

    • Wireless printers (disable wireless and print via USB)

    • Wireless Access Points (WAPs) or Routers (including Apple Airport Devices)

  • Computers with Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks (Microsoft or Apple Internet Connection Sharing)

  • Zigbee or Wireless USB (2.4GHz) Devices

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 Use Master Policy. Remember, the master policy and these standards are NOT to discourage computer use, but to promote and maintain a reliable computer network for all to use.

 

Approved Wireless Devices

  • Bluetooth 2.1 (or higher) compatible devices (keyboards, mice, audio headsets, etc.)
  • Client devices with Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n wireless capabilities including:
  • Laptops and Desktops
  • Smartphones (iOS, Android, etc.)
  • Tablet computing devices (iPad, Kindle, Surface, etc.)

Note: Chromecast may not fully function on the Butler network.

 

For more information on wireless networking, visit IT's wireless page.