Syracuse University residence-hall rooms are equipped with one wired (Ethernet) network port per student.
Students are increasingly bringing multiple devices to campus, which need to be connected to the
wired SU network. To accommodate these devices, Information Technology and Services (ITS) has approved
the use of personal network routers in student rooms (sometimes called "broadband routers or "cable/DSL
routers"). Routers must not have wireless capability (i.e. Apple Airports are not allowed) because
wireless devices disrupt the SU network (wired and wireless).
Recommended router devices:
The routers below do not have wireless capability and therefore should not cause any disruptions
on the SU network.
- Linksys BEFSR41 Four-Port Router (sold at the SU Bookstore)
- DLink EBR-2310
- TP-Link RT TL-R402M
- TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA
- TP-Link TL-R860 Router
Router Dos and Don'ts:
- When setting up a personal network router, be sure to connect the WAN port to the network wall jack in your residence-hall room. Connect your devices to the LAN/Switch ports on the router.
- Students who use a personal network router are responsible for all of the devices connected to the router and the data that is transmitted through the router to the devices. Students who use the University network to violate copyright laws by downloading materials for which they do not own a license or uploading (sharing) materials without the written permission of the copyright owner can be held liable for thousands of dollars in penalties and legal costs and be subject to University sanctions. Go to the University's Copyright and File-Sharing Web page for more information.
- Installing commercially available wireless network access points in the residence halls is strictly prohibited. Installation of these devices will disrupt the SU network (wired and wireless) and result in a student's network port being disabled.