Network devices allowed within TTU wired and wireless networks


Explanation

TTUnet wired and wireless (general academic areas and offices)

Departments on the Texas Tech University academic campus use TTUnet Network Design & Installation Services to design, install, operate, and maintain their physical local area networks (LANs). These LANs are automatically connected to the TTU network backbone and integrated into the campus network structure.

Devices which may be connected to an outlet:

  • Computers (PCs, servers, laptops, tablets, point-of-sale, etc.)
  • Printers and scanners
  • Storage devices and arrays
  • Switches
  • Special data collection devices used for research. Contact IT Help Central before connection of specialized devices. IT Help Central will assign your issue to network administrators who will work with you further on your request.

Wireless devices which may be connected:

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

Devices which may not be connected to an outlet or to Wi-Fi include:

  • Hubs
  • Switches (except for residence halls)
  • Routers
  • Proxy servers
  • VPN concentrators
  • Hardware firewalls
  • Network address translators
  • Wireless access points
  • Bridges

In order to preserve wireless capacity and ensure security, wireless adapters may not be installed in desktop or server systems in lieu of cabled connections. Contact IT Help Central for information on wireless network service. IT Help Central can assign your issue to network administrators as needed.

TTU Res Halls wired and wireless

Devices which may be connected to an outlet:

  • Computers (PCs, servers, laptops, tablets, point-of-sale, etc.)
  • Printers and scanners
  • Storage devices and arrays
  • Switches
  • Special data collection devices used for research. Contact IT Help Central before connection of specialized devices. IT Help Central will assign your issue to network administrators who will work with you further on your request.

Wireless devices which may be connected:

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

Devices which may not be connected to an outlet or to Wi-Fi include:

  • Routers
  • Proxy servers
  • VPN concentrators
  • Hardware firewalls
  • Network address translators
  • Wireless access points
  • Bridges
  • Printers
  • Scanners

Residence halls allow connecting up to five devices using one port if an appropriate hub is used. If more room outlets are needed, then a simple switch can be purchased. Do not use a router!