Policies and procedures

Policy No.
Technology And Telecommunications
Authoring Organisational Unit
Information Technology - Central Unit
Date Approved
12/12/2001 Revised 01/03/2011
Next Review Date
Approving Body

The University of Western Australia

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University Policy on: Wireless Networks

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The purpose of this policy is to maintain service levels, security and availability of the network by limiting the use of uncontrolled wireless access points.

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ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority

IS Information Services within The University of Western Australia

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Policy statement:

Information Services shall be the sole body responsible for provisioning wireless access points connected to the UWA network. Non-sanctioned installations of wireless access points connected to the UWA network are strictly forbidden.

1 Connection

1.1 Connection of equipment to the UWA network (wired or wireless) requires authorisation as specified in the University's Computer and Software Use Regulations.

1.2 All wireless clients and devices must be fully patched and not cause interference or disruption to the UWA wireless network.

1.3 All client devices accessing the UWA wireless network must be Wi-Fi CertifiedTM (

1.4 All client devices and wireless network devices must conform to the appropriate Australian communications regulations and standards (

1.5 All use of the UWA wireless network is subject to the University's Computer and Software Use Regulations.

2 Monitoring

2.1 IS will monitor the wireless network to ensure that there are no rogue access points present. Interception of the UWA wireless network signals is considered a violation of this policy.

2.2 Any device or equipment found to be interfering with or disrupting the UWA wireless network may be subject to a request for relocation or removal. This will be referred to Facilities Management to affect a solution.

2.3 Occasionally, there may be a valid academic reason for monitoring the wireless network. In such instances, written approval must be obtained from the University Librarian and Director (Information Management) and the responsible staff member or student must take every precaution to ensure data is not used inappropriately, whether by accident or otherwise.

3 Third-party systems

3.1 The University shall not allow third parties to deploy wireless systems at UWA sites unless approved by IS.

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Information Services Policy Officer

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Related Policies or legislation:


Computer and Software Use Regulations

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