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Attention Holiday Shoppers

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 12:31 pm

Since the holiday season is upon us, Information Technology (IT) would like to remind shoppers that not all consumer devices function well, or at all, on an enterprise network such as CofC. We hope that this information will help minimize any instances where devices are purchased but are not compatible with the CofC enterprise network. Android and iOS phones and tablets are supported and work properly on the College network.

Specific devices that IT knows will NOT function as they do at home, or at all, on the College wired and wireless networks are:

  • Apple TV, Chromecast, and ROKU streaming media devices
  • Base level Kindle readers
  • Wireless printers (client mode)
  • Wireless backup and network storage devices (client mode)

The items listed below are NOT permitted on the College network. (These devices actually have the ability to degrade network performance and cause instability and/or interference in the wireless and wired networks.)

  • Wireless Routers
  • Network Routers
  • Network Switches
  • Network Hubs
  • Wireless Printers (Ad hoc mode)
  • Wireless Projectors (Ad hoc mode)
  • Wireless backup and network storage devices (Ad hoc mode)

If you have questions about specific devices contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@cofc.edu for more information.

 

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