Special Purpose Access Points
The following are the minimal guidelines that
govern the implementation of isolated or EDU-based access points. Added security may be required, based upon the nature of the connection.
- All wireless access points must be registered with the
campus ETU and Central Networking and
Individual departments may not install access points whether these are
connected to the college network or not. Departments wishing to setup a
wireless capability within labs or class spaces should work with their campus
- Registration of access points requires an identification
of the name, position, office, telephone and username of the person
responsible for the device, along with the manufacturer, model and serial
number of the device itself. In
responsible party also needs to register the user and MAC address of the
wireless devices connecting to the access point.
Anonymous Groups, register the MAC address of the wireless devices connecting
to the access port and keep a list of users of the devices on an ad-hoc
- All access points that connect to the college’s network must meet the
College Wireless Equipment Specifications.
The college supports three standards of wireless networks: 802.11a,
802.11b, and Symbol Technologies 2Mb proprietary
- Additional security and management features (for example,
encryption) may be required based upon the protocol in use by the access
- The configuration of the Access Point must be reviewed by Central Networking
and Telecommunications to insure co-habitation within the EDU Data Network and
within the RF channel allocations for the space.
- Access points must be behind a department router (ex. LinkSys or equivalent) for DHCP/NAT
and use MAC access lists for device verification.
- Access point security must be in place to limit access
to devices registered for that location.
- Routing for devices will be restricted to specific servers
for access points that do not support user name/password authentication.
- The server is required to log access point connections
including date/timestamp, user, traffic transmitted/received and
- Servers that do not meet the requirements in 2.c will not
be permitted to forward traffic from the wireless network to the College
10Mbps EDU Data Network connection per router will be provided by Central
Networking and Telecommunications. However, the actual throughput/bandwidth allocated to the segment may be further
limited based on the demands by
traffic within the College network.