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 Chief Information Security Office.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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