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 wireless MAC address (not wired). Use this guide on how to find your MAC address.

Devices not compatible with UI-DeviceNet

ITS will take reasonable efforts to get your device connected to the campus wireless network. However, given the thousands of different types of wireless devices available, not every device can connect due to security and technical reasons. The following devices are known to not be 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, Sonos speakers require an app on a computer or mobile device to set up and operate the speaker while connected to the same wireless network, which is not possible on UI wireless networks.

When in doubt, please contact the ITS Help Desk to inquire about your device's 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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August 17, 2023