...and connecting them to a college network. I ran across this page:
Can anyone explain the reasoning? I'm thinking about getting a wireless router so I can connect my desktop, laptop, and PDA to the university network (under one IP using the DHCP server on the router). What could possibly go wrong? I've done all this before, except it was connected to a DSL modem.Unauthorized Wireless Access Points
You want to set up your own Wireless Access Point? That's great, however don't do it without contacting [email protected] to get permission and the appropriate settings first. Unauthorized access points have brought down wireless networking on our campus several times in the past.
DNS, DHCP, WINS and Proxy Servers
Basically setting up a private network and connecting it to our network is a bad idea. If you set up your own network that's fine... just keep it self-contained and don't connect it to a faceplate. If you want to use a router, switch, bridge or other advanced piece of networking hardware, check with Technical Infrastructure Services first.