Personal Wireless Access Point

ResNet and ComTech permit the installation of personal wireless access points in University Housing residence halls and Greek Court chapter houses where wireless is not provided, as long as they are configured according to these rules. 

  • Configure first
    Configure your wireless access point properly BEFORE you connect it to the data jack. 
  • SSID
    Use an SSID other than ncsu. A good choice would be your Unity ID.
  • Security
    Use WPA2-PSK security with AES encryption.
  • MAC address
    Utilize Media Access Control (MAC) address to authorize users of your access point.
    Remember, you are responsible for EVERY user's activity on your access point.
  • New administrative username and password
    DO NOT use the default for administrative functions.
  • Network disruption
    If your access point disrupts the network or other ResNet users, it will be disconnected from the network.

Configuration Instructions