Wireless Access Points Policy
This policy covers all wireless devices that provide access to the Loyola network.
Wireless network devices that provide access to a network are commonly referred to as wireless access points or wireless routers. These devices can create security risks that do not exist with devices that are wired directly to the network. These risks include accidental disclosure of Loyola’s protected data and providing nonLoyolan’s with the capability to access the Loyola network. This policy covers the different ways in which wireless access points can be connected to Loyola’s network to minimize security risks.
Students living in residence halls
Students living in residence halls are allowed to connect wireless access points and routers to the network. These devices must be configured according to the instructions found at https://netreg1.luc.edu/registration/StudentRouter.html. However if the residence hall has an existing wireless network, it is highly recommended that students connect directly to the Loyola wireless network instead of bringing their own wireless access point or router.
Faculty, Staff, and Loyola Guests living in residence halls
Faculty, Staff, and Loyola Guests who are living in residence halls are allowed to connect wireless access points and routers to the network. These devices must be installed and configured by an ITS technician. The ITS technician will appropriately configure the device with the proper security settings.
Faculty, Staff, Students, and Loyola Guests outside of residence halls
Faculty, Staff, Students, and Loyola Guests may not add wireless access points or wireless routers to Loyola’s network outside of a residence hall, including academic and administrative areas, without first consulting with the Network Services group of ITS. If a wireless access point or wireless router is needed, it will be purchased and installed through the Network Services group of ITS thus to ensure the devices are properly configured, remotely managed, and appropriately scaled.
July 13, 2005: Initial Policy
Revised: August 5, 2008
October 30, 2012: Annual Review for PCI Compliance