The residential network is to be used as a tool to enhance educational purposes, in accordance with the University mission. The following policies are a summary of the guidelines for using the network in the residence halls and are not a replacement for the Baylor University Technology Systems Usage Policy.
All policies are subject to change. To view the full list of policies for technology use on campus, please visit the ITS policies website
- Routers (wired, wireless, or Airports) and wireless access points cannot be used in the residence halls.
- Wireless printers cannot be used in any residence halls due to interference.
- The network uses a filter to prevent pornographic content from being accessed. Baylor University reserves the right to restrict access to any service that is detrimental to the University's technological resources.
- All students must log in and authenticate to access the campus network. Users are prohibited from attempting to circumvent the authentication system.
- Windows computer users are required to install Symantec Endpoint Protection and remove all existing anti-virus software. SEP will be provided on first connection to the residential network.
- Users are responsible for security and privacy protections for their computer from viruses and other computer attacks. Failure to take caution could result in the computer or account being removed from the network.
- Copyrighted works may not be shared on the Baylor network without written consent of the copyright holder.
- Baylor University does not allow network users to run unauthorized SMTP, DHCP, or directory services on any networks.
- Audio, video and game servers are allowed on hardwire (non-wireless) networks. However, due to network bandwidth concerns, these servers may be disconnected without notice if performance of the University's networks is adversely affected. In addition, all use must comply with existing copyright laws.
- Defective, malfunctioning, or misconfigured equipment on the network will be disabled without prior notification.
- Users may not manually assign an IP address to any network device. Doing so may disrupt connection for other uses.