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Types of Xavier Wireless Networks

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xavierwifisetup

This network is solely broadcast in residence halls to facilitate wireless setup. This website runs a configuration utility that will setup most computers and mobile devices for xavierwireless access. For more information, consult the article "Setting up devices with Xavierwireless".

xavierwireless

This is the primary wireless network for employee and student devices, and uses enterprise-level 802.1x authentication. Xavier laptops (staff, loaners) are pre-configured for 'xavierwireless'.

xavierguest

This network is for visitors only and is broadcast in non-residential buildings. This network does not have access to systems on Xavier's campus network such as printers or Banner. As a guest network, it also lacks optimizations for streaming and other bandwidth-intensive activity.

xmisc

This network is for consumer devices that lack support for enterprise 802.1x authentication, such as gaming consoles, smart TVs, and streaming devices (Blu-Ray AppleTV, Firestick), etc. Such devices need to be registered with xmisc before they can connect to the wireless network. To register, you will need to find and submit the device's MAC address using the Xmisc registration form. When registering devices on xmisc, be aware of the following:

  • Some devices do not work well on Xmisc.
  • Wireless printers are not supported. These devices broadcast their own networks which cause interference and connectivity issues for others in the residence halls. If you bring a wireless printer, consult the product documentation about how to turn off the wireless radio and connect using a USB cable instead.
  • Wireless routers or extenders are prohibited for use in residence halls, due to the interference and connection problems they create.
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Article ID: 97
Created
Wed 6/3/15 8:59 AM
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Sun 8/19/18 12:40 PM