Wired and Wireless Network Connectivity Standards - NIU - Division of Information Technology



NIU Technology Policies & Standards

Wired and Wireless
Network Connectivity Standards

  • Up to four devices are allowed per network connection with one device per port recommended
  • General building connectivity is not intended for server use
  • Servers/services should be hosted at one of the NIU data centers
  • Servers must be registered with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Security Team
  • Users are not allowed to install any wiring to extend the network other than a patch cable not to exceed 25 feet from the outlet
  • Network connections and telephone extensions cannot be shared between rooms or (in most instances) cubicles
  • DoIT will not perform any troubleshooting or repairs on any non-compliant connection and non-compliant connections will not be supported
  • Any unauthorized modification made to the NIU network is a violation of policy and may result in disciplinary action and termination of services
  • All wireless access points must be provided by DoIT
  • A rogue wireless access device found on our network will be disconnected from the network and service terminated

Revision date 7/25/2014 (Division title change)