Network & Connectivity
Housing Wireless Network Connection
Access to the BYU Network and Internet is provided in select residences (* See Matrix below) through a wireless network connection. The BYU network uses an 802.11 a/g/n protocol. Note: 802.11b is NOT supported. This means that devices which rely on the B protocol, such as older model game consoles and some wireless printers, will not work.
Access to the BYU network and Internet is provided through a wired Ethernet network connection in select residences (* See Matrix below).
Each select residence (* See Matrix below) also includes an IPTV connection. IPTV may be viewed on a computer at no cost or on a television with the use of a BYU set top box which may be rented from OIT. IPTV is not available over a university provided wireless network connection.
Access to Analog Phone Service is provided in select residences (* See Matrix below). Rooms in these residences have local telephone and caller ID service. Residents are required to provide their own telephone and/or caller ID unit if they wish to use them. Most analog telephones should work but only the models which are sold in the BYU Bookstore have been tested and found compatible by OIT.
Technology Services Matrix
X = Service is Provided
*** OIT has recently enabled wired network access in family housing. Effective spring term 2015, single residents will also have wired network access enabled. Residents may connect personal wireless access points to the wired connection. For more information regarding specific locations, please contact the OIT Service Desk.
Note: Head Residents have a Housing Wired Network Connection for use with their IP Phone and computer.