Unsupported devices

The University and College wireless network use a connection protocol called 802.1x which uses special security principals which are not supported on a number of home (consumer) devices. University’s 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 College. 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 (where available) it will work (you will need to bring such devices to the ICT Helpdesk to register them with us in person). The Amazon Alexa Echo only uses wireless and consequently will not work in College. Please bear this in mind when deciding to bring devices to use in your College bedroom.

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

  • Smart TV’s
  • Amazon Fire Stick & Amazon Fire
  • Amazon Alexa (Echo)
  • Google Chromecast
  • Google Chromebook
  • XBOX
  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Switch
  • 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)