ITS does not currently support connecting Chromecast devices to the University’s wireless network. Supporting consumer grade devices on an enterprise wireless network is not always possible for technical reasons.

The two major issues concerning the Chromecast are:

  1. The Chromecast won’t connect to eduroam because it doesn’t support authentication with a username (HawkID) and password.
  2. A Chromecast can connect to the UI-DeviceNet wireless network, but the UI-DeviceNet network does not support connection by personal devices, such as tablets, laptops, or cell phones, that are required to use the Chromecast.  While our wireless vendor does have support for this capability, but it does not scale to the size of our wireless network at this time. This feature may be available in the future depending on vendor updates.

As an alternative, we are able to support AppleTVs and other AirPlay capable devices on a limited basis. If that will work, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

As a reminder, to protect the security and integrity of the campus network and to prevent interference with the University’s wireless service, it is against University policy to install unapproved wireless equipment.

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November 7, 2017