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Wireless Policy

These are the general rules and policies for wireless communications at UL Lafayette in the 2.4 and 5 GHz Unlicensed Bands.

Wireless data network access and services are subject to the same rules and policies that govern other computer and network services at UL Lafayette.

  • Radio interference: Because of a dependence on a scarce-shared resource, radio communication is subject to additional rules concerning interference and shared use. Off-campus interference may not be controllable and may prevent the University's wireless network (UL-WiFi) from operating.
  • Network policies: To successfully deploy an 802.11b/g/a network, it is required that all equipment operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum be carefully positioned, installed and configured. Information Networks is responsible for the design and deployment. To avoid potential interference with the UL Lafayette wireless network (UL-WiFi), users and departments are NOT allowed to install their own wireless access points or wireless networks on campus.
  • Installation: To minimize interference at UL Lafayette, any purchase or installation of 802.11b/g/a wireless networking equipment, or any other equipment that uses the same unlicensed frequency bands, inside of University buildings or on University property must be coordinated through Information Networks (this includes, but is not limited to, wireless video, cordless telephones, cordless RF keyboards and mice, Bluetooth devices etc.).

Users are responsible for obtaining the correct computer hardware and software to access UL-WiFi.

The owner of any uncoordinated wireless Access Point, AirPort, wireless router or other device that is connected to the University wired or wireless network is responsible for any unauthorized access and the results of such access to the UL Lafayette network. Information Networks may take down any wireless access point or other wireless device if it causes interference with UL-WiFi or any other officially sanctioned UL Lafayette service operating in the 2.4 or 5 Ghz unlicensed spectrum.