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Network Bridging Guideline


Purpose

The Carnegie Mellon Computing Policy establishes a general policy for the use of computing, telephone and information resources. The purpose of this guideline is to establish acceptable practices that support the policy as it applies to Network Bridging.

This guideline was established to ensure that the Carnegie Mellon community has a clear understanding of proper procedure and usage. With laptops and mobile devices capable of connecting to both the wired and wireless networks, you need to be aware of the problems that result when misconfigured.

Computing Services reserves the right to modify this guideline as necessary. Any changes to this guideline will be posted to official.computing-news and will be reflected on this web page.

Applies to

This document applies to those who use Windows and Mac based laptops and other mobile devices with the capability to connect to both the wired and wireless networks.

Guideline Statement

If your computer is identified as a bridge, the Network Group will promptly disable the wired outlet to prevent additional problems. Any other machines connected to the campus network through that outlet also lose connectivity.

User Responsibilities and Procedures

When configuring network connections, do not use a wired and wireless connection simultaneously.

Revision History

Last Updated: January 8, 2008
Established: June 6, 2003