All wireless access points within the College’s firewall must be approved and centrally managed by SEARK College Computing Services Department (Information Technology Division). The addition of new wireless access points within campus facilities will be managed at the sole discretion of IT. Non-sanctioned installations of wireless equipment, or use of unauthorized equipment on campus premises, are strictly forbidden.
The IT department will occasionally conduct sweeps of the wireless network to ensure there are no rogue access points present.
The IT department reserves the right to turn off without notice any access point connected to the network that it feels puts the College’s systems, data, and users at risk.
All wireless clients and devices shall be required to be fully patched and have installed the anti-virus software. The user shall update these applications as required, and will not reconfigure them in any way. 802.11 access point broadcast frequencies and channels shall be set and maintained by the IT Department. Any device or equipment found to be interfering with access point signals may be subject to relocation or removal, including cordless phones, microwave ovens, cameras, light ballasts, etc.
All computer equipment and devices used to connect to the College’s network must display reasonable physical security measures. Users are expected to secure their College-connected devices when they are physically at their machines as well as when they step away.
Wireless access users agree to immediately report to the SEARK College IT department any incident or suspected incidents of unauthorized access point installation.
Use of the wireless network is subject to the same guidelines as the Southeast Arkansas College Computer Use Policy. Please see the SEARK College website for the full and current Wireless Network Access Policy.