Household and consumer wireless devices do not support the authentication process used by ‘xavierwireless’. Therefore, they must be connected to the 'Xmisc' network with a security key. However, some devices are designed around being on a household network to operate properly, and do not work well on a large campus network where thousands of devices are connected at one time – and one device is trying to find one another to send data to it.
Devices that are known NOT to work:
- Wireless Printers (any type). Turn off its self-broadcasting network; these broadcast networks reduce speed and create connection problems for others in the local area. Connect via a USB cable instead. Or use our printers. http://print.xavier.edu
- Vizio SmartCast TVs – the app will fail to function when casting video, although paired to the TV.
- Google ChromeCast – the app will fail to cast video, although connected to the network
- Devices that attempt to ‘cast’ from a phone to another network device will not work. These devices broadcast messages across the entire network to find each other; these messages are suppressed to improve WiFi performance (equate it to cutting out the background noise to improve communications). While this is not a performance impact on a household network, it has a substantial performance impact on the 'Xmisc' network that spans the entire campus. We recommend that you use a SmartTV alternative that connects directly to the Internet for its content delivery (see below).
- Nintendo Wii – 1Mb wireless requirements create performance problems. Obtain a Wii LAN Adapter.
Devices that are known to work:
- Gaming Consoles – All XBOX models, PlayStation 3/4, Nintendo WiiU/DS3
- Roku Players, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick
- Smart TVs/Blue Ray players that connect to the network with built-in apps
- Devices that connect directly to the internet for content delivery.