Wireless Access Points – Asgard

Important Note About Access Points:

As a convenience to students and visitors, Westchester Community College provides Internet access through wireless access points, known as the Asgard wireless network, throughout campus and wired jacks at designated locations in the Library.

Use of Asgard is governed by the Computer Usage Policy of the college, which all students are required to read and agree to upon enrollment. Users are required to accept the College’s Guest Wireless Access Acceptable Use Policy” before gaining access to Westchester Community College data network. Additional prompts for acknowledgment will be requested in four hour intervals.

These wireless connections are isolated from the Westchester Community College data network, but they do not provide protection from others who use the same campus wireless access points or wired jacks in the Library; all such users, in the jargon of networks, are unauthenticated; that is, they are connecting to the Internet without logging on to a local area network node and identifying themselves as authorized users of the Westchester Community College-protected local area network.

When you attach to the Internet using these facilities, you must protect yourself against other users by practicing safe computing. This means that at a minimum, you should have:

  1. Up-to-date virus protection
  2. All Windows security patches installed

For more information about safe computing practices, see Protecting Your System.

In no case is Westchester Community College responsible for data loss resulting from the use of the wireless access points or student-accessible connections.


Guest Wireless Access Acceptable Use Policy

All users are expected to use the SUNY Westchester Community College wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the business and informational purposes for which it is provided.

While using this wireless access, users should not violate federal, State of New York or local laws, including:

The transmission or receiving of child pornography or harmful material. Access to or display of obscene language and sexually explicit graphics is not permitted.

Fraud – Users are prohibited from misrepresenting themselves as another user; attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; seeking unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering software components of any network or database.

Downloading copyrighted material. U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of “fair use”. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

By using this wireless access network at this SUNY Westchester Community College facility, the user acknowledges that he/she is subject to, and agrees to abide by all laws, and all rules and regulations of the State of New York, and the federal government.