Private Wireless Router Configuration and Policy

The Beloit College campus wireless network has full coverage in all campus residential and academic buildings. Thus, personal wireless routers are not permitted.  Personally owned wireless routers and other devices interfere with the campus wireless networks.  If personal devices are found to cause interference, the corresponding network port/jack will be disconnected in accordance with the college’s policy on Ethical Use of Computing and Information Resources and Privileges.  

Because most wireless access points also function as routers, there is no need or benefit to using personal routers on campus. The college attempts to provide a network jack/port for every person in every residence hall room. However, if the room does not have a jack/port for each person, IT provides small network switches to students at no cost. 

If you have questions about this policy or need to checkout a network switch, please contact Information Technology for more information.