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, Xbox) and personal assistants (e.g. Amazon Echo) and some other consumer device types. Support for specific devices on this network is provided on a best effort basis, and some may have trouble connecting.
Follow these instructions to register your device, and then connect to the UMASS-DEVICES network.
- On another device, go to https://devices.it.umass.edu and log in with your NetID and password (where Username is your NetID - do not append '@umass.edu' to your NetID). The New Device Registration page will open.
- On the New Device Registration page:
- You will see the Passphrase (PSK) for the network.
- In the MAC Address field, enter your device's MAC Address.
See the manufacturer's documentation for instructions on how to find your device's MAC address.
- In the Description field, enter a short description of your device (for your reference only).
- From the Device Type drop-down menu, select your Device Type.
- Next, click Create Device. The Finished Creating Device page will open. This page shows your device registration information.
- To register another device, or manage your devices, use the Device Registration menu options on the left.
Congratulations, you can now configure your registered device(s) for UMASS-DEVICES. If you have questions, call 413-545-TECH or email email@example.com.
- 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.