Internet and Network Service

Network service is provided for users to assist in the academic, educational, and research purposes of Biola University. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates of Biola University are granted temporary access to this service while attending, employed by or visiting the university.

  • Wireless: Connect using the Biola Secure or the Biola Guest wireless network.
  • Wired: Connect using the ethernet jacks in dorms, classrooms, and faculty and staff offices.
  • Remote: Connect remotely (faculty and staff) to Biola’s network to access resources otherwise unavailable from off-campus.

Network Usage Policy

The Network Usage Policy is a guide to the acceptable use of the Biola network. It addresses issues involved in the use of Biola’s wired and wireless networks, as well as the Internet for transfer of information. Read the Network Usage Policy.

What devices can I use on the network?

Network devices are permitted based on their compliance with the Network Usage Policy. Most devices are permitted on Biola’s network, e.g., computers, printers, PDAs, smart phones, and game consoles. Some devices are not permitted, e.g., routers, switches, hubs, and wireless access points.

Learn more about connecting a device that does not have a web browser on the Register Other Technology on the Network page or by contacting the IT Helpdesk.

Network Traffic Shaping and Filtering

Biola’s Internet service is a finite resource and is shared by the entire Biola community. We use traffic shaping policies, which help ensure that a single user does not monopolize the entire Internet connection, and website filtering to filter inappropriate content and to limit the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software.

Learn more about what content is filtered and how to request a change to the content filter on the Network Shaping and Filtering page or by contacting the IT Helpdesk.

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