Abilene Christian University Information Services Operational Policy

Wireless Access Points & Router

Responsible Office
Technology Support Services

Students, Faculty and Staff

Unsanctioned Wireless Access Points and routers are not allowed to connect to the ACU data network.  Discovery of unapproved installations of equipment that extend ACU network services will result in termination of the connection. In cases of residence hall/students, the offending equipment must be immediately removed from connection to the ACU network.   

Overview of Issue
Laptops and desk computers are being shipped with Ethernet/wireless network interface cards (NICs) installed as standard features. The possibility of unmanaged employee/student installed wireless access points and routers will increase and the impact of these unmanaged wireless APs and routers in the enterprise or student residence halls will expose the University to considerable security risk and network service disruptions.

Change Control
Revisions to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the CIO Cabinet.

Notification Tree
The following individuals or offices should be notified prior to implementing changes to this policy:  CIO Cabinet.

Effective Date: November 2, 2004
Expiration Date:
Review Date:
 December 7, 2007

Policy Owner
Sr. Network Administrator, Information Technology