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Wireless Network Policy

This policy governs the use of any devices that operate on the 2.4GHz or 5 GHz radio frequencies on Acadia’s campus.  These devices are not limited to IEEE 802.11 wireless networking devices, but could also include equipment such as cordless phones, microwave ovens, and audio speakers.

The use of some types of wireless equipment can cause network interference or introduce serious security problems.  In order to ensure the highest level of service to the users of Acadia’s wireless network, all members of the campus community are asked to minimize the potential for such interference.

In cases where specialized wireless equipment is being used for teaching or research applications, Acadia Technology Services (ATS) will work with the individual to determine whether there are circumstances under which use of the equipment can be accommodated without causing interference to Acadia’s wireless clients. 

Policy Guidelines

  • Wireless networking is an extension of Acadia’s campus network, and needs to be treated accordingly.
  • In order to ensure a high-quality, supportable and secure network infrastructure, all wireless access points at Acadia are to be installed, configured and managed by ATS personnel.
  • Devices that interfere with the normal operation of the Acadia’s wireless network will not be allowed on campus. The University reserves the right to seek out the user of such devices if there is evidence of interference, disruption to the network or breaches of security, and to remove the devices if network problems cannot be corrected.
  • The University reserves the right to remove any unauthorized access points installed on Acadia property.
  • Refer to ATS’s General Computing Policies for further information on the responsible and ethical use of University computer resources.
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