While Stanford 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 RCC or 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 one.
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), which is usually the default configuration when you buy it from the store. Please consult your device's manual or contact your RCC for help properly configuring your wireless access point or router.
If you are running a server, you may want to hardcode your IP address into your network connection settings so that you do not have a possible drop in service while your computer renews the lease on your IP address from the DHCP server. If you do decide to do this, you should talk to your RCC to obtain correct router and subnet mask information.
However, if you do not need to do this, we recommend that people do not hardcode their IP addresses and instead, set up their network connections to get their IP addresses via DHCP. This helps us manage the network better and lets us change your IP address for changes to the network.