UMass Amherst community members can connect gaming consoles and streaming devices to UMASS-DEVICES to access applications and play games online. Note: Connectivity is not guaranteed.
Supported devices: Gaming consoles (Nintendo, Playstation, X-Box), smart TVs and personal assistants (e.g. Amazon Echo) and some other consumer device types. Stay tuned: More devices will be added in the future!
How to Connect to the UMASS-DEVICES Network (NetID required)
- A valid UMass Amherst NetID is required for use.
- The UMASS-DEVICES network is now available everywhere there is wireless coverage.
- You must register your device(s) before you connect to the network for it to work correctly.
- Users can register and manage up to five devices.
- Connectivity is not guaranteed and is limited to the devices listed above.
- Software updates on supported devices could cause connectivity issues.
- Desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets (e.g., 802.1x capable devices) cannot use this SSID. They must use eduroam.
- Some Kindle tablets may also work with eduroam. Check for 802.1x support.
- Because of vendor architecture Google Home products will likely not work. Amazon Echo products should work with limited functionality.
- All device registrations will be removed annually on August 1. You will need to re-register your devices after that date each year.
Not currently available at this time
- Features available in a home setting may not work in the campus enterprise environment. Specifically, "secure intra-user based device communication" (e.g., L2 discovery, device discovery, additional features) is not available at this time.
- Static IPs, hostnames, and other custom network requirements are not supported at this time.
- If you connect your device before you register it you may have to power off the device for 30 minutes then re-connect.
- Older models may not work properly. UMass Amherst IT can only provide minimal support for older device models.
- Most smart TV models are supported with a limited subset of functionality.