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Networking Policies

Network/Security Policy: Access to the ECE Network

To be placed upon the ECE network, all systems must meet or exceed the requirements of the university's security standards and policies To that end, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering requires that all systems placed upon the ECE network be inspected and configured by ETS Staff prior to their connection to the network.

The staff will perform the following tasks:

  1. The hardware (MAC) address of the system will be recorded such that it may be entered into the department's DHCP system.
  2. The installation and configuration of site approved anti-virus and anti-spamm software.
  3. The installation of all service packs and/or system patches for both the operating system and applications.
  4. The configuration of the system such that future updates will be installed automatically.
  5. Any other actions that come to be required by the ISS.


Wireless Networking Policy

Wireless networking on campus is managed by OIT. Full details on this network is available here:

The following local policies apply, in addition to all OSU-level policies:

  1. OSUWIRELESS is the primary wireless network for OSU and ECE and as such it must take precedence over conflicting installations and technologies.
  2. Non-OSUWIRELESS wireless local area networks (WLANs) are generally banned within the ECE buildings. Exceptions may be made for research purposes. Persons with such requirements must submit a request to the ETS Service Portal prior to any such installation.
  3. Person wishing to use non-WLAN, wireless technologies must coordinate all operations with ETS staff prior to purchase and/or installation. Some such technologies have been shown to interfere with the WLAN, and their usage may be limited or restricted. The following are known cases, but should not be taken as an exhaustive list.
  • Cordless phones in the 2.4GHz band should not be used within the ECE buildings. 900MHz phones and 5.8GHz phones are considered acceptable at this time, but may be restricted at a later date.

Any and all wireless technologies are subject to all University and Departmental networking and proper usage policies.