Help Keep Our Campus Network Secure

The security of our campus network is critical in protecting everyone’s personal information. Here’s what you can do to help keep our campus computing environment secure and stay in compliance with university policies.


Disable Wi-Fi Direct and HP Wireless Direct
Wi-Fi Direct and HP Wireless Direct are features commonly found on HP small/home office printers, Samsung printers, Microsoft Surfaces, and some newer TVs. These features are meant for home use and should not be used on campus as it creates security vulnerabilities and interferes with wireless equipment. As we conduct campus Wi-Fi scans, we will ask users to disable this feature.

Computers and Other Equipment

Contact OIT when you need to add computers, printers or other accessories to the wired or wireless network. We will help configure your device’s settings to work best on UNLV’s enterprise network while keeping it secure. Do not self-install computer equipment. For more information about these requirements, visit the Network Access Compliance Policy and the Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) Policy.

Unauthorized Wi-Fi Networks, Access Points, Or Switches Are Not Permitted

Unauthorized wireless access points (WAPs), routers, switches, or other network equipment are prohibited under the UNLV Wi-Fi Policy and Network Access Compliance Policy. These unauthorized devices cause interference with campus wireless equipment, create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, and cause liability risks for the university. OIT will scan and block any unauthorized wireless access points or other unauthorized networking equipment. It is best to simply not bring them to campus.

Your help is important for making our computing environment as secure as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about campus computer security policies, or need help with the network in your area or department, please contact the IT Help Desk.