ResNET Student Wireless Router or Access Point Policy

As of Fall 2012, student-run wireless routers or access points are not allowed in residence halls having Rensselaer wireless service. Any temporary exceptions must be approved by Information Technology Infrastructure staff. Rooms with active wireless routers or access points may have their wired or wireless network disabled without warning.

If your bedroom or lounge does not have wireless coverage, please notify the VCC Help Desk.

A special note to gamers

We recommend that you connect your wireless devices to SSID eduroam or SSID rpi_wpa2, as both provide authenticated and encrypted connections. If your device -- specifically your gaming console -- does not support either of these methods, you can connect to SSID rpi_netreg, which will require MAC address registration but does not provide encryption.  Note, this SSID is only available in ResNet.

Network registration requests will take up to three business days to process; you will receive an e-mail confirmation once your device has been registered. Please note that SSID rpi_netreg is not broadcast, so you will need to configure your device in order to connect to the appropriate SSID.

You may also find the additional information on how to determine your gaming device's wireless physical adapter address helpful.