I'm moving in to a dorm this summer and I think the no wireless router rule is ridiculous. I'm not one to think of myself above the rules but c'mon...in this day and age a wireless router is so convenient. Also, to hook up my Xbox 360/PS3/Wii is a huge hassle. I have to connect them to my laptop and enable internet sharing every time I want to play online? AND I can't do it with my new mac so I would have to have my old PC out when I wanted to do this? No thanks.
My question is: has anybody attempted to set up a wireless router in their dorm room? If I were to do so I would obviously have the security bumped way up, the SSID not broadcasted, and encrypted. Is the tech department really concerned with this issue or do they have other, more important issues to deal with than a rouge router or two. As long as I'm not doing anything illegal do they really care that much? Do you know of anybody that has been caught using a wireless router?
Again, I'm not trying to place myself above the rules but the fact that wireless isn't available in the dorms rooms is surprising to me. It's becoming a common feature in all colleges.