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Use of hubs, routers, switches, and other networking gear

Use of personal networking gear on the Shepherd network, including hubs, wireless routers, bridges, and switches, is strictly prohibited. Some departmental networking equipment may be used in locations where traditional networking devices or Ethernet terminal jacks cannot fulfill the reasonable demands and expectations of the department, upon approval by and coordination with IT Services.

Shepherd University uses a fully managed network; our network management software will proactively detect most “rogue” network equipment and cease the routing of network traffic between these devices and the rest of the Shepherd network. People on computers behind these network devices will be cut off from the rest of the Shepherd network, and must contact IT Services to have their connections restored following removal of the rogue device.

Because the network is shut down at the port, simply removing the offending device and plugging a computer back into the network jack will not work. Non-Shepherd networking equipment, if installed improperly, will interfere with the proper functioning of our network, servers, and other computers. If the provided network capabilities do not meet your specific departmental or individual needs please contact IT Services for assistance.

Shepherd University | I. T. Services | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-5000
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