Regras e política para Meetinghouse Internet


The following policies and guidelines govern the implementation of meetinghouse Internet.


Meetinghouse Internet is managed by stake technology specialists under the direction of stake and area presidents.


All computers, access points, and other devices in the meetinghouse must connect to the firewall for Internet access rather than connecting directly to the ISP modem/router. Only the firewall can connect directly to the ISP modem/router. The firewall should also be placed in a room behind a locked door with limited access.

Web Filtering

The firewall must be configured with one of the filtering profiles (LDS Restricted Access, LDS Extended Access, or General Access) to filter Internet websites.


The stake technology specialist works with the facility manager to install the services in a way that meets the Church's specifications, does not degrade the aesthetics of the facility, and avoids duplication of any other services (such as Internet service in Family History Centers).


High-speed Internet installation, equipment, and monthly fees are currently paid out of the stake's local unit budget funds. For stakes outside the U.S. and Canada, the area office is involved. In Family History Centers, the costs of Internet services are paid by the local Facilities Management group. Cost must be reasonable. If the cost is too high due to technology availability, Internet service should be not installed.


A stake technology specialist capable of supporting the Internet in the meetinghouses should be called. Stakes that do not have local expertise should not connect their buildings to the Internet. Local Church employees, including area office staff, should not be asked to provide support for these networks as a responsibility of their employment. Support for the firewall and filtering solution will be provided by the Church's Global Service Center.

Bundling services

No existing telephone services should be canceled or altered to accommodate a connection to the Internet. A new dedicated line must be ordered for the Internet connection (if ordering digital, subscribe line, or DSL). Existing telephone lines cannot be shared, modified, or canceled in order to provide an Internet connection; neither should centrally managed phone reimbursement accounts be used. The invoice for the new line should be separate from the invoices for the existing telephone lines.

Wireless security

Each wireless access point should be configured to use a WPA2 preshared key or, at a minimum, a WPA preshared key if required for compatibility. This key, which should be changed on a periodic basis, can be shared as appropriate with individuals needing wireless network access. Local leaders should take steps to ensure that the wireless network in the building is only being used by appropriate people for appropriate purposes.

Virus protection

All MLS computers should be updated with the latest desktop image. Additionally, Sophos virus and spyware protection should be installed and updated to safeguard data.

This page was last modified on 26 August 2011, at 12:55.

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