To ensure a properly working and universally accessible wireless network, Drexel University prohibits the use of equipment that interferes with the DragonFly networks. This means that you may not operate such equipment in, on, or near university buildings including classrooms, laboratories, private offices, residence halls, and university-managed fraternity, sorority and apartment buildings.
Other equipment that operates in the 2.4 GHz radio spectrum -- including Bluetooth devices and some cordless phones -- may also cause problems with the 802.11b and 802.11g equipment used by the DragonFly networks. Equipment that operates in the 5.x GHz radio spectrum may also cause problems with the 802.11a devices used by the DragonFly networks. Any device causing such interference must be turned off upon notification from the Office of Information Resources and Technology.
The university assumes no responsibility to compensate you for any direct or incidental costs related to requiring that the use of the interfering equipment be terminated on University owned or managed property.
Requesting Exceptions to this Policy
Specific temporary exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Office of Information Resources and Technology (IRT) to address needs in areas that are not adequately served by the university-provided wireless network or for other reasons deemed appropriate by IRT.
Requests for temporary exceptions to the DragonFly Radio Spectrum Policy must be addressed in writing (email is acceptable) to DragonFlyAirspace@drexel.edu and must explain which kind of equipment would be operated, the location where it would be operated, the reason for its use, and the time period for which the exception is requested.
All decisions about airspace policy exceptions are made by the Office of Information Resources and Technology. Responses to requests are usually received within one or two days; final decisions may take longer because of the need to do an analysis of signal strengths in the exception area.