Wireless Policy

wireless policy

The University of Rhode Island reserves the right to restrict the use of all 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz radio devices in university-owned buildings and all outdoor spaces on university property. As new wireless communications technologies emerge, additional frequencies may be appended to this policy. Network and Telecommunication Services is assigned the responsibility to manage said frequencies in all locations, and, is authorized to order any individual or entity on any URI campus that operates a wireless device that interferes with the integrity of any other wireless service, to cease operations immediately.

If you think you have a device that may use the 2.4 or 5 GHz frequencies for transmission or you are planning to purchase a wireless device and you are uncertain if it employs 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz radios, please contact the helpdesk at extension 44357. Barring potential incidents where installed access points are causing interference or compromising the security of URI’s wireless network, ITS will not ask owners of access points that have already been deployed to turn those access points off, until ITS can replace the existing wireless coverage with secure, university authorized, wireless network access. In cases where the device is being used for a specific application, ITS will work with the respective users to determine whether there are circumstances under which use of the device may be accommodated without causing interference to URI wireless users. Your cooperation and assistance in complying with this policy is needed and appreciated.