ROUTERS AND ACCESS POINTS
Connecting Routers and Access Points
Students can use their own wireless router or access point in the residence halls. Please note that in order to use your wireless router in the residence halls, it must be configured in Bridged or Access Point mode. For instructions on how to do this, see below.
If you intend to use a router (wired or wireless) or a wireless access point in the residential room or suite, you must read and understand the following policies pertaining to use of wireless access points and routers in the residence halls.
- You will be held responsible for all data being transmitted and received through the router/wireless access point. Students will be held responsible for setting up adequate security measures on their device(s) to ensure that other unauthorized users are unable to utilize the device to connect to the internet.
- If your router/wireless access point has been identified in conducting activity in violation of the MGC Student Computer Use Policy, you will be held liable and responsible for such electronic transmissions.
- Most wireless access points (and wireless routers) have two common methods of security to prevent unauthorized wireless devices from connecting to and utilizing your wireless access point. These include:
- Data encryption (e.g., WEP or Wired Equivalent Privacy, WPA or Wi-Fi Protected Access)
- Wireless Device Access Lists (i.e., MAC or Medium Access Control filtering)
- Consult the instructions manual provided with the wireless router/wireless access point for details on setting up these types of security features.
Also, you may go to Configure Wireless Routers to get instructions on how to configure your router as an access point. Please contact the IT Department for any further questions.
Acceptable Use Policy
Please be aware that by using the MGC Residential Network you are agreeing to the MGC Acceptable Use Policy
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