Oregon State University

(ResNet) Use Policies

ResNet Use Policies

OSU provides network connections in support of the educational mission of OSU. Using the network at OSU is a privilege. As such, it is the responsibility of each patron to use these services appropriately and in compliance with all University, City, County, State and Federal regulations. The following policies are for the use of ResNet wired & wireless networks. These policies are in addition to OSU's Acceptable Use Policy, are not all-inclusive, and may be modified at any time.

Intended Use

Personal use of University computing resources that interferes with University business is not allowed. Network connections may not be used for any commercial purposes or used to provide Internet or network access to anyone besides the registered user. Do not share you a personal router or wireless connection with anyone else. Network services and wiring may not be modified or extended beyond the area of their intended use.

Excessive Use

The OSU network is a shared resource used by all members of the University community. Excessive use of bandwidth or applications that inhibit or interfere with the use of the network by others are not permitted.

File-Sharing & Copyright

Unauthorized digital reproduction and/or distribution of copyrighted materials is against federal law. Anyone found distributing (sharing) such material, including copyrighted music, digitized video from copyrighted motion pictures, copyrighted software, etc. is subject to termination of network services.

Wireless Access Points (WAP) & Wireless Routers on ResNet

Personal wireless access points and wireless routers are not allowed as they can interfere with OSU's wireless coverage. All UHDS residences already have wireless so personal WAPs should not be needed. Wired-only routers or small network switches are allowed.

Unauthorized Access

Any unauthorized attempt to access another computer (on or off campus) or circumvent or defeat any mechanism put in place by OSU to manage the network is prohibited. Attempts will result in the immediate disconnection of the suspected network connection until the matter has been resolved.

Network & Email Identity

Forgery or other misrepresentation of one's identity via email or any other form of communication is a violation of University Policy. This includes forging of IP addresses or Ethernet adapter addresses to conceal a computer's identity.

Termination/Suspension of Access

Individuals or groups who violate this Use Policy may have their access to computing resources suspended or terminated upon discovery of a violation. In appropriate circumstances individuals may also be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.


OSU and ResNet assumes NO responsibility for costs associated with loss or damage to a patron's personal computer and its associated peripheral equipment.

Use of network resources is governed by ResNet, Network Engineering and OSU's Acceptable Use Policy. Questions about these policies, or whether a particular activity would violate them, should be addressed by contacting the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

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