While Stanford does not prohibit students from using their own wireless access point (WAP) or router, we strongly recommend against it. As such, we do require that some steps are in place prior to its deployment:
You should consult with your PTS team about any issues prompting you to consider a router. We will work closely with UIT to try and resolve any of your issues without requiring a personal router.
Should a personal router be deemed warranted, our network usage policies require that you not have it configured as a router with NAT (Network Address Translation) or DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol), which is usually the default configuration when you buy it from the store. Look for 'Bridge' or 'AP' mode instead of 'Router' or 'Gateway.' We also recommend that you configure the router's IP address to a static IP on Stanford's network in place of the default '192.168.0.1' to allow for future management of the device. Please consult your device's manual or contact the PTS team for for additional information regarding configuring your wireless access point or router.