Unsupported devices

The University wireless network uses a connection protocol called 802.1x which uses special security principals which are not supported on a number of home devices. Universitys that use eduroam (and most of them do) are using 802.1x

With that in mind we have tried to compile a list of wireless home devices that do not work in halls. This list is forever changing as more and more wifi only devices are created. Some devices have the option of using a cable, the XBOX and PS4 are two of these and if you use the cable to connect in your room it will work. The Amazon Alexa only uses wireless and consequently will not work in halls. Please bear this in mind when deciding to bring devices to use in your halls bedroom.

The following devices do not work on the University wireless network:

  • Smart TV’s
  • Amazon Fire Stick & Amazon Fire
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Chromecast
  • Google Chromebook
  • XBOX
  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Fitbits
  • Printers
  • PVR
  • Apple TV
  • Apple time capsule
  • Sonos Speakers

This is not an exhaustive list, please ensure all devices support 802.1X (not to be confused with 802.11)