Student Network (ResNet) FAQsNetwork protections
- Can I host my own services (web pages, etc.)?
- Can I play online games?
- Can I set up my own wireless network?
- Can I set up my own local network (i.e. with a hub or router)?
- Can I use FTP?
- Can I set up local filesharing?
We use network hardware and online services to filter inappropriate websites. This combination allows us to receive and apply website ratings automatically to our hardware, while giving us the ability to manually block or exempt specific websites from the filtering service.
If during the pursuit of academic or business activity you encounter a filter block, you may contact the IT Service Desk and request that the website be exempted from the filtering service.
Web filter activity is regularly monitored and when appropriate, data is compiled and forwarded to the Director of Human Resources or the Director of Student Life for review and further action.
This has a number affects on your use of the network. For example, the firewalls will prevent you from hosting services from your computer to the Internet such as a personal web page or an FTP site. The firewalls also prevent you from sharing files across networks (such as from your room to a classroom or the Library) or printing to office printers from your room.
Network services, such as DHCP or DNS, are not to be enabled on student computers. Doing so may result in loss of your network connection.
No, as all Newberg campus residential locations have wireless network access. The vast majority of housing has 100% coverage, and the few remaining locations are around 90% coverage. Students will not be allowed to turn on personal wireless routers in residential housing, as these devices will interfere with the wireless equipment GF has provided. Students are always encouraged to connect to the “foxwifi” wireless network when a choice is available. The “foxwifi” wireless network is more secure and provides a potentially faster service than the “foxguest” wireless network.
No, if it involves a router that is not compliant with GFU network protocols. Specifically, no student router or computer is to run network services (such as DHCP or DNS). If you don't know what this means, you should not be setting up a local networkâ?¦
You will not be able to host an FTP site that is visible from any computer beyond the local network.
- By turning on filesharing you are opening up your computer to attack. Several viruses, and anyone else on the network, may be able to get onto your computer and cause damage or alter/delete your files. Before turning on filesharing make sure you set security on your files and folders, and only share a few folders rather than your whole computer.
- Filesharing does not go past the firewalls, so you will only be sharing with your local network (such as the residence halls).