Personally Owned Wireless Access Point and Router Policy
As of April 2013 the Augustana Wireless policy has changed. It is the policy of Augustana College that all personally owned wireless routers are configured with appropriate security, i.e. a unique router name and a password.
Please follow the instructions below to avoid causing a network problem. If a conflict or a problem is found with any router on the Augustana College network; Augustana College reserves the right to shut off a user's connection or disallow that router.
Note: We do not support D-Link routers as they have caused problems with our network in the past. Please look at Cisco/Linksys, Netgear and Belkin when shopping for a router.
How to set up your router
Configure it Yourself
- Follow the instructions that came with your router (they may include using a CD that is provided or software that is available on the manufacturer's website).
- Make sure to create a unique router name (SSID) and password.
Bring it into ITS
- Stop by ITS during normal business hours and drop off your router with a staff person. You should be asked to fill out a short form with the information that we need to configure your router. ITS will contact you when we are finished with the configuration.
- Plug in your router from the Internet port to the wall (as demonstrated below)
Note: If your router does not work when you plug it in in this way, please stop by ITS with your router and laptop during normal business hours. If you plug it in incorrectly, it may cause problems with the network.