Router Use Restictions

New University Housing Policy

To minimize interference on the University of Arkansas wireless network deployed in University Housing facilities, wireless routers and wireless printers acting as an ad hoc wireless network, have restrictions on their use.

Wireless routers are not allowed in University Housing facilities where an indoor University of Arkansas wireless network is provided to the student room. In buildings where routers are permitted, they must be registered and approved by the University Housing ResNet office prior to use.

Wireless printers that communicate in the 2.4 or 5 Gigahertz (GHz) frequency are not allowed in University Housing facilities where an indoor University of Arkansas wireless network is provided to the room. If a printer supports wireless communication and a wired connection, the printer is permitted only if the wireless communication is disabled.

For the 2016 -2017 academic year, routers are permitted in the following facilities after registration and approval:

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon House

Students in possession of offending devices will face progressive disciplinary action, potentially including loss of Internet service in their room.

To maintain the University of Arkansas wireless network, University of Arkansas staff may make room entry to remove offending devices.

For router connectivity questions, please contact ResNet Support at (479) 575-3951.

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