Daytona State College is proud to announce the creation of an 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN (WLAN) for students, staff, and faculty. Wireless networking provides easy access to the Internet and the capability to utilize laptops and mobile devices.
The purpose of this document is to identify the best practices, requirements, and restrictions for WLAN deployment, operation, use and support at Daytona State College.
The creation, modification, and enforcement of this policy is under the authority of the Information Technology department.
- Wireless Internet access is designed primarily for low bandwidth applications. Applications that require high bandwidth, such as streaming video or online gaming are prohibited
- The user is responsible for any actions taken from his/her computer, whether intentional or unintentional, that causes damages or otherwise affects other computers or users, either on or off campus
- The running of programs, services, systems, processes or servers by a single user, or group of users, that may substantially degrade network performance or accessibility will not be allowed
- Any wireless user who poses a threat to the stability of the WLAN may be disconnected
- While connected to the wireless network, users will act in accordance with all existing local, state, and federal regulations
- Students, staff, and faculty are required to have a valid College ID and PIN to connect to the wireless network
- No WLAN equipment (access points, bridged, etc.) that are not under the direct supervision of the IT department may be attached to the network
- All access points and wireless coverage areas will be identified by wireless site maps
- Daytona State College will not accept responsibility or liability for any damage or loss of data while connected to the network
- Access to Daytona State internal resources (H: drive, S: drive, etc.) will only be available via a VPN connection
Wireless networks are inherently less secure than wired networks. 802.11b/g/n wireless networks transmit data using radio waves over public airspace. This data could possibly be intercepted by electronic eavesdroppers. The Daytona State WLAN utilizes data encryption technologies to reduce the vulnerability of wireless data. Users should be cautious when sending sensitive data such as online banking and personal information.
Responsibility of Users
- All users are required to have a valid College ID and PIN to connect to the wireless network
- Users should ensure that their operating system is patched up to date
- Users should ensure that they are running some form of antivirus program that is fully updated
- Users are responsible for their own equipment and ensuring that their equipment is in good working condition
- Users should avoid any file sharing or PTP applications while connected to the wireless network
- Students having difficulty with the wireless network should contact the student helpdesk in building 210 room 102. (386-506-4243, falconaid@DaytonaState.edu)
- Faculty and staff having trouble with the wireless network should contact the helpdesk at extension 3950 or helpdesk@DaytonaState.edu
Responsibility of Daytona State
- Deploy and maintain all physical wireless infrastructure for the WLAN
- Monitor and manage the WLAN
- Provide wireless guidelines and associated documentation
- Publish the location of current and future wireless coverage areas
- Maintain and publish a hardware compatibility list
- Provide technical support for faculty and staff
- Secure internal college data resources from unauthorized users