As an outcome of the CITS preventive maintenance activities conducted recently, we identified that aside from power interruption repercussions, the following are causes of Internet and the Network connection disruptions:
1. Proliferation of Virus and Malwares in offices computers
2. Unauthorized (not registered with CITS) hard-wire connection of Laptops/notebooks
3. Illegal network connection of personal WIFI routers
It is explicit in the University IT Guidelines that only authorized and/or official University devices are allowed to be (hard-wired) connected to our network. Thus, any violation, such as illegal connection or unauthorized plugging of device, will warrant the following sanctions: CONFISCATION of the device and FORFEITURE of the device owner’s IT privileges.
This is also to inform the community that we have upgraded a number of our network switches to Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) Switches. This means that electrical current flows in the LAN cables. Thus, plugging devices on these cables will cause damage.
For your information and guidance.