Information Technology Services (ITS) provides both wired and wireless network solutions throughout campus. This page will discuss key information regarding devices able to connect to University networks as well as links to information technology policies.

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Network Related Policies

All users connecting to Syracuse University networks are responsible for reading and understanding Syracuse University's Information technology policies:

Network routers

To better accommodate the varied devices students connect to the wired (Ethernet) network in residence halls (e.g. personal computers, gaming consoles, voice-over-Internet devices, and TiVo), ITS has approved the use of personal network routers in student rooms (sometimes called "broadband routers or "cable/DSL routers").

Routers must not have wireless capability (i.e. Apple Airports are not allowed) because wireless devices disrupt the network. The college does not set up or provide support on these devices.

Self-installed wireless access points

Installing commercially available wireless network access points in the residence halls is strictly prohibited. Installation of these devices will disrupt the network and will result in a student's network port being disabled. 

Copyright Infringement

Any reported downloading or sharing of illegal copyright protected data (music, movies, software, games) will result in the student's computer being removed from the network, both wired and AirOrangeX, until the matter can be resolved.

Further information is available on Syracuse University's Copyright and File Sharing web page: Secure'cUse: Copyright or Copywrong

Devices Supported on Campus Networks

The following devices are supported on various campus networks. Please see the sections below for details on limitations for connecting to AirOrangeX. 

  • Personal Computers
  • Smartphones, tablets, and iPod/iTouch
  • eReaders
  • Printers (wired only)*
  • Streaming Devices*
  • Internet Connect TVs*
    *- These devices are not able to connect to all campus networks. See the sections below to review which network to connect to. 

For instructions and further details on available networks, including deciding which device to use on which network, head over to the Networks home page

Need to configure to a wireless network? Details and step-by-step instructions are available on the Wireless Internet Connections page

Devices Not Allowed on AirOrangeX

The devices listed below are not allowed or supported on AirOrangeX. In many cases, these devices can connect to the wired network unless specified. Some devices can connect to the Gadgets&Games network without any registration required if located in a residence hall. 

Devices connected to Gadgets&Games will not be able to interact with campus resources such as Blackboard or Myslice.  

Gadgets&Games is only available in the residence halls and should not be used on any device capable of registering and connecting to the secure wireless network AirOrangeX.  

Please reference the table below for connecting your Smart TV or streaming device:


Supported Networks

Amazon Echo and Echo Dotuse on Gadgets&Games or wired network


use on Gadgets&Games or wired network

Game Consoles (PlayStation systems, Xbox systems, Nintendo Systems*, handheld devices)

use on Gadgets&Games or wired network

Google Home/Mini or TV

use on Gadgets&Games or wired network

Google ChromeCastnot supported on any campus network
LG070 Phoneuse on AirOrangeGuest

Other network-enabled TVs

use on Gadgets&Games or wired network


use on Gadgets&Games or wired network


use on wired network


use on wired network

Wi-Fi Wireless printers (Bluetooth printers are ok)

use USB cable to connect directly to device

Other non-Web-enabled devices such as VOIP devices

use on wired network

LAN Adapter

*Students will need to purchase a Wii LAN adapter if they wish to put a Wii on the wired network. These can commonly be found through online retailers.

Devices Not Allowed on Any Campus Network (Wired or Wireless)

  • Apple Airports
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Wireless Routers

  • Computers as an Access Point
  • MiFi
  • Mobile Hotspots 
  • Kingston Wi-Drive
  • Lighting Controllers (e.g. Philips Hue, Lifx+, Koogeek, etc.)
  • Range Extenders
  • Smart Home Devices

These devices can cause problems on campus networks for other users and/or do not have the ability to properly configure to an enterprise network.