Can I Connect a Router or Access Point in My Room?

Last updated 3 years ago
Due to security and network performance for other students, Franklin College IT Services does not allow the use of personal routers or access points that connect to our network.  Besides possibly causing interference with our access points, it can be a security risk if the Wi-Fi network that is created does not meet our standards.  Additionally, as routers assign IP addresses to devices, there is the chance that they could begin assigning IP addresses to other devices throughout your building, creating network performance problems and possible downtime.

If you want to connect multiple wired devices to your wired network port, a network switch or hub is allowed.  Feel free to get in touch with ITS if you have any questions about adding a switch or hub.

If you experience poor Wi-Fi coverage in your room, let us know as we are always looking at places to improve coverage when the resources are available.
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