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Halls Residential Network Service (LUHALLSNET)
Terms and Conditions
(also available at http://ithelp.lincoln.ac.nz/resnet)
The LUHALLSNET service is not a fully-featured ISP-style offering, instead it is designed to provide
the most cost-effective service to suit the majority of residents.
You get 200GB of data FREE each Semester. You are able to register up to 5 devices against your
account. You need a Lincolnuni email address to sign up and activate your account. Traffic between
you and other users on the LUHALLSNET network is not counted against your data unless it passes
out through the network gateway and then back in. This may be the case, e.g. where you are playing
an online game with others in the halls but you actually connect and use a central, Internet-based
games server. Browsing, viewing and downloading from Lincoln resources like LEARN is also counted
against your data. This is one reason the free data is so generous – equating to 50GB a month.
During the year additional data can be purchased at a competitive rate, and will last until the start of
Semester 1 the following year.
All users are assigned a private IP address. There is no filtering of traffic and all ports are allowed
out. We do not, however, provide any port translation, inbound NAT or public IP address services. If
you want to use advanced services like these then see the section about SNAP below.
The LUHALLSNET network gateway does not provide any malware detection, intrusion prevention or
similar firewall features. In addition it cannot provide protection between users on LUHALLSNET and
you are strongly encouraged to run your own firewall on your device, along with an anti-virus
product and keeping your devices patched. The LUHALLSNET wireless network is an open network –
the wireless signal is NOT encrypted.
Performance and Fair Use
Performance of the network is not guaranteed and there is a 4Mb/s limit to your connection. There
is also a fair use policy, which essentially says that your use of the residential network must not
interfere with other’s use and you must not consume a disproportionate amount of the network
Interference from competing wireless devices
For the enjoyment of all, the University needs to manage the wireless environment in the halls. You
may not configure wireless access points, or other allow other network devices, like wireless
printers, to broadcast a wireless signal that interferes or could interfere in any way with the use of
the wireless LUHALLSNET. Wireless devices that do not interfere with the 2.4GHz or 5GHz
frequencies used by the wireless in the halls may be used. Bluetooth streaming, for example, is
normally OK as any interference tends to be very local and only likely to affect you. We reserve the
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right to disconnect and prevent re-connection of devices that are interfering with other people’s use
of the network.
What about wired devices?
If you have a free network port in your room, you can request that we liven it up onto the
LUHALLSNET network subject to availability. Each configuration of the port, for example to put it on
SNAP (see below), will cost you $50. You are reminded that you may not connect up any device that
broadcasts a wireless signal that interferes, or could interfere, with the LUHALLSNET wireless
service. If your wired device does not have a web browser, so that you can’t use the hotspot login
portal to register your device, you can request that we manually add the device to your account. You
are still limited to 5 devices.
What if LUHALLSNET is not right for you?
If the lack of a public IP address, or inbound traffic is an issue for you, then you may be interested in
choosing to use SNAP as your ISP, through the wired connection in your room. SNAP is only available
in Stevens, Hudson, Lowrie, Colombo, Southland, Centennial Halls and the Farm Road Flats and is
best suited to an advanced user.
You will be a customer of SNAP in your own right, and Lincoln will have nothing to do with the
connection apart from ensuring that the network outlet can reach the SNAP network demarcation
and that a Lincoln test computer receives an IP address from SNAP. It will cost $50 to configure an
available wired network outlet onto the SNAP network. Any subsequent re-configuration of the port,
for example to put it on LUHALLSNET, will also cost $50.
You should note that there is no connection between the SNAP and LUHALLSNET networks. Should
you, for example, setup a server on your SNAP port, then LUHALLSNET users downloading content
from the server will find it is counted against their data in addition to any data charges you receive
on your SNAP plan.
You should also note that there is no refund or subsidy available to residents who chose to not use
their free LUHALLSNET data allocation. If a room outlet is configured for SNAP we will NOT also
configure the port to provide LUHALLSNET traffic. Should a SNAP customer wish to avail themselves
of the free LUHALLSNET data allocation they will need to do so over the wireless network. The SNAP
network will not be made available over the wireless, and you are not to install a wireless access
point on that network or other device whose wireless signal or operation interferes or could
interfere with users of the LUHALLSNET wireless network.