Departments at Texas Tech University utilize Telecommunications Network Design &
Installation Services to design, install, operate, and maintain the networks - cabled
and WiFi - in all buildings. This includes isolated and connected special-purpose
"private" networks as well as building networks that are connected to the TTUnet backbone
and the Internet.
Devices that may be connected to TTUnet:
Must properly function in an Ethernet network.
WiFi devices must support WPA2-Enterprise in order to connect to TTUnet. Exceptions
must be approved by the Director of Telecommunications.
Must accept DHCP network configuration information. Exceptions must be approved
by Telecommunications Network Operations Center prior to connection.
Non-shared workstations and laptops must be registered to the primary user.
Shared workstations, shared laptops, lab computers, servers, devices and appliances
must be registered to appropriate department.
Must comply with all IT Security policies and configuration standards.
University owned computers running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux must be members of the
TTU.EDU Active Directory domain
Shall be kept free of vulnerabilities. The network security vulnerability management
system will periodically scan all devices. Should a vulnerability be reported the
device owner will be given an opportunity to address the issue; should the vulnerability
not be remediated in a timely manner, network access may be removed.
Devices that may not be operated on Texas Tech University property include Ethernet
hubs, switches, routers, proxy servers, VPN concentrators, firewalls, network address
translators, wireless (WiFi) access points, and bridges.
WiFi access points may not be operated on Texas Tech University property without
the written consent of the Director of Telecommunications.
In order to preserve WiFi capacity and ensure security, WiFi network adapters may
not be used in desktops or server systems in lieu of cabled connections.
Systems that come under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard must complete
the following connection steps:
Submit a merchant request form including a risk assessment and completed self-assessment