About wireless printer connections to TTUnet


Departments on the Texas Tech University academic campus use TTUnet Network Design & Installation Services to design, install, operate, and maintain the networks (cabled and Wi-Fi) in all buildings. These includes special-purpose "private" networks as well as building networks that are connected to the TTUnet backbone.

In order to preserve wireless capacity and ensure security, wireless connections to TTUnet may not be used in desktops or server systems in lieu of cabled connections. The wireless network is never intended to be used to replace the wired network. There are devices that are inherently mobile and thus naturally need to be connected wirelessly. Otherwise, a wired connection is more prudent.

Below are the standard wireless devices which may be connected to the TTUnet Wi-Fi:

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Specialized equipment that has been approved by Telecommunications

If a truly unique situation arose that warranted a wirelessly connected printer, submit a network service request with all of the details for review and consideration by Telecommunications. In most cases, however, printers should be connected to the network using a wired connection.