If you want to use a gaming console, smart TV, or other devices that cannot connect to eduroam, you may be able to use UI-DeviceNet.

How to get started with UI-DeviceNet

Before connecting to UI-DeviceNet, you will need to register your device online. To complete your registration, you'll need your device's MAC address. Use this guide on how to find your MAC address.

Once your gaming console, smart TV, or other approved device is registered, you will receive an email notification to connect your device to UI-DeviceNet with the provided password. 

Devices Not Compatible With UI-DeviceNet

Devices that require a Wi-Fi connection to another device on the network in order to function will not work with UI-DeviceNet. For example, Google Chromecast requires an app on a computer or mobile device to setup and operate the Chromecast. This app needs the computer or mobile device to be able to see and access the Chromecast on the wireless network, which is not possible on the UI wireless network.

When in doubt, please contact the ITS Help Desk to inquire about your device compatibility prior to purchasing or bringing your device to campus.

Additional information:

  • For security reasons, if a device can connect to eduroam, like phones and laptops, it won’t be allowed to connect to UI-DeviceNet
  • Devices that have not connected to UI-DeviceNet within the last six months will be automatically dropped from UI-DeviceNet and will need to re-register for access.  
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107726
Last updated: 
November 20, 2019
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