Institute Policy does not allow any student, faculty, or staff to connect unauthorized access points (devices such as Netgear, Cisco, Linksys wireless routers) to the campus network without prior authorization. In the case of wireless routers, any wireless radios must be disabled. Hiding the SSID or disabling SSID broadcast does not disable the radio, and as such still causes interference.
Do not use wireless hotspots within campus buildings. Wireless hotspots (from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.) should not be operated in any campus building. These hotspots act as access points and cause interference with the campus wireless access points. This will prevent others in your area from receiving an adequate signal due to channel interference.
Should you need assistance in disabling a broadcasting signal, please submit a help request and we will be happy to assist.
OIT Policy Highlights
Georgia Tech students may use the ResNet, EastNet, and LAWN networks for recreational and personal purposes to the extent that such use is not unacceptable as defined in the Unacceptable Use section below, and does not adversely affect network service performance for other users engaged in academic, research, or official business activities.
The following network appliances cannot be implemented at Georgia Tech without prior written approval by OIT or a Unit’s IT lead: routers, switches, hubs, wireless access points, Voice over IP (VOIP) infrastructure devices, Intrusion detection systems (IDS), Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Consumer grade network technologies, and other networking appliances that may not be included in this list.