We have big plans for wireless networking at SPU! Currently, wireless hot spots are located in several campus commons/study areas, including the SUB, Otto Miller Hall, the Science Building, Weter Hall, and the University Library. Over the winter our plans are to expand coverage to include Gwinn Commons, select classrooms, and portions of Ashton, Emerson, Hill and Moyer halls.
Wireless @SPU is not like your simple home/personal wireless access point. SPU wireless is an enterprise-class solution that requires special “Perfigo" client software. Through Perfigo, we are able to provide a highly secure connection that is limited to SPU students and employees, that reduces the threat virus propagation, and that permits roaming from access point to access point throughout campus.
To learn more about Wireless @ SPU, connect from any campus hotspots, or go to our wireless Help Pages at http://www.spu.edu/CISHelpDesk/wireless/ .
Personal Wireless Access Points
Please note that personal wireless access points (APs) are not supported on campus. There are myriad security concerns surrounding these devices, and as a matter of policy we do not support or permit personal wireless networking. We also know that these access points exist and are used, particularly in campus residence halls. If you are operating a personal access point, you must follow the detailed requirements found on the wireless instruction page noted above. Should your AP be found in violation of these recommendations – or in conflict with SPU-provided wireless – you will be required to disconnect from the campus network.
Microsoft Software Licensing
It is illegal for you to resell the discount software that you receive as a student or employee. Beyond the $10 media (CD) charges, SPU pays in excess of $100,000 per year for these licenses. These fees are based upon student enrollment, and the software licenses are for SPU use only.