Connecting a Device to the Residential Network (Resnet)

Wired and wireless devices in our residence halls are registered and connect through our ClearPass system.  Michigan Tech Information Technology uses ClearPass network access control (NAC) to help keep track of who owns a device on the network.  We need to know who owns a device for various reason, including instances when we may need to track down an infected machine so we can alert the owner,  or in the event of a notice related to copyright infringement.

For devices not running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux that may not understand advanced network authentication such as Smart TV's, Gaming Consoles (XBOX, PlayStation, Nintendo, etc.), and wireless printers, you will need to pre-register those devices before connecting them to the network.  

The registration process is easy and should only take a few minutes.  Once registered, if you are connecting these devices wirelessly you should be connecting them to MichiganTechOpen.  Smart Phones or Tablets (Apple iOS, Windows or Android), laptops running Mac OS, Windows or Linux should be connected to the MichiganTech wireless network.

The registration process is fairly quick and easy and is explained in this article: Registering a Device with ClearPass

 

Smart TV, XBOX ONE, and PlayStation 4 players:  After the registration process you may need to leave your device fully powered off for up to 5 minutes before attempting to reconnect your device to the MichiganTechOpen wireless network.  These devices have a tendency to not want to disconnect and reconnect to the network once registered and require a quick "time out."

Google Chromecast customers:  You need to register both the Chromecast and the device you are using to setup the Chromecast to the ClearPass registration site and Enable AirGroup for both.

Daniell Heights customers: For residents of Daniell Heights, IT currently does not provide wireless service to apartments that have not been remodeled. As these apartments are remodeled, MichiganTech wireless service will be provided to those apartment buildings.

Which network do you use to connect to wireless?
Device Type Wireless Network
Amazon FireTV MichiganTechOpen
Android Tablet MichiganTech
AppleTV MichiganTechOpen
Bluray Player MichiganTechOpen
Google Chromecast MichiganTechOpen
iPad MichiganTech
Mac OS Laptop MichiganTech
Network Controlled Lighting MichiganTechOpen
PlayStation MichiganTechOpen
RaspberryPI MichiganTechOpen
Roku Box MichiganTechOpen
Smart Phone (iOS/Android)   MichiganTech
SmartTV MichiganTechOpen
Wii/Wii U MichiganTechOpen
Windows Laptop MichiganTech
Wireless Printer MichiganTechOpen
XBOX MichiganTechOpen

 

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