- Nov 11, 2008
I got this email from the manager of my dorm:
Is there really a way for them to detect if I am using a wireless router in my dorm room? I am using an Airport Express and it is convenient because it allows me to plug my printer into the USB so my printer does not take up space on my desk. And I have a Playstation 3 in the common room with NetFlix. So do you think I should unplug it? Or are they bluffing?This is a reminder that wireless routers of any kind are not permitted anywhere in the ***** *****. If you have one please disable it immediately because these are causing the internet for the entire building to stop working and it is very frustrating to residents who do not have internet access. This entire building does not have wireless capabilities. Every apartment is equipped with a modem for Ethernet internet access. We pay a lot of money to have Ethernet in every apartment so by using wireless routers when we dont have wireless internet youre not only stealing wireless from someone not affiliated with this building youre wasting our money that pays the internet bill every month, and youre causing the internet to go down to the entire building. ***** is working hard to identify where these wireless routers are in the building and disabling them as they find them, but they need your help. If you have one please stop using it, or if you know someone that has one please tell them to stop using it. If you have questions about this please direct them to the IT department by calling (***) ***-****.