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Acceptable Use Policy - Wireless

Rules and Regulations

Although the FCC doesn't regulate the radio frequencies that the wireless network uses, Cabrini College does. Only by controlling this portion of the radio spectrum can we guarantee a good level of network service and data security.

This page provides information on Cabrini's 2.4 GHz radio spectrum policy.

To ensure a properly working and universally accessible wireless network, Cabrini College generally prohibits the use of equipment that interferes with the wireless network. This means that you may not operate wireless routers, access points or other similar equipment in, on or near college owned buildings. This buildings include classrooms, laboratories, private offices, and residence halls. Any network port or device exhibiting behavior from one of these devices will be disabled. In addition, if a device is found to be causing interference within our network in any way, the network port it is connected to will remain disabled for a period of two weeks for the first offence. If the wireless device is found to have been reconnected, the network jack will be disabled for the remainder of the semester.

Other equipment that operates in the 2.4 GHz radio spectrum -- including some cordless phones -- may also cause problems with the wireless network. Any device causing such interference will have to be turned off.

The college assumes no responsibility to compensate you for any direct or incidental costs related to requiring that the use of the interfering equipment be terminated on college owned or managed property.

Requesting Exceptions to this Policy

Specific temporary exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Office of Information Technology & Resources (ITR) to address needs in areas that are not adaquately served by the college-provided wireless network or for other reasons deemed appropriate by ITR.

Requests for temporary exceptions to the 2.4 GHz Airspace Policy must be addressed in writing (email is acceptable) to and must explain which kind of equipment would be operated, the location where it would be operated, the reason for its use, and the time period for which the exception is requested. Requests will be considered but there is no guarantee of approval.

All decisions about airspace policy exceptions are made by the Office of Information Technology & Resources Networking/Systems group.