Residential NetworkingKenyon students have access to academic information resources available at Kenyon, at schools in the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium, at OhioLink, and globally via the Internet. Students who have personal computers can take advantage of these resources from their own residence hall rooms.
Wireless access is available campus wide. Using current operating systems, both Apple Airport cards have been tested and Windows 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless network adapters have been confirmed to work.
To protect the residential wireless data network from interference and interruption, personally-owned wireless devices that broadcast to create networks are prohibited in all College residences. This does not include computers with properly configured wireless network cards. Wireless network devices are electronic communication devices that broadcast in the 2.4 Ghz or 5.0 Ghz frequency and can include wireless gateways, routers, wireless printers, cell phones, and even some digital music devices.
Properly installed, up-to-date antivirus software is strongly recommended on all personally owned Windows computers connected to Kenyon's network. There is no charge to students for this software. More information about Kenyon's policy is available at http://lbis.kenyon.edu/helpline/antivirus/antiviruspolicies. Information about Kenyon-licensed antivirus software is available at http://antivirus.kenyon.edu/.
Additional information about networking at Kenyon can be found at http://lbis.kenyon.edu/. If you have a question not adequately answered by the information on the website, or if you are experiencing problems with your connection, contact Helpline at x5700.