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Overview

NDSU IoT (Internet of Things) wireless is available for students living in the Residence Halls who need to connect media streaming and gaming devices to the campus wireless network. The NDSU IoT network is designed for devices that must connect wirelessly, but are not compatible with the preferred method of connecting to the eduroam network.

Streaming and gaming devices that can be connected to the wired network via an Ethernet cable will benefit from a more stable connection with less buffering on streamed video or lag on game consoles. Opting for a wired connection when possible also will free up shared wireless bandwidth, allowing for better experiences for devices that can only connect via wireless.

Getting Started

Connecting a Device
  1. On a computer or smartphone, go to https://apps.ndsu.edu/accounts/
  2. Click Log in under the Manage Account heading
  3. Log in using your NDSU Electronic ID credentials
  4. Click on Residence Hall Wireless Devices in the left column
  5. Follow the instructions on the page to register your device
Removing A device
  1. On a computer or smartphone, go to https://apps.ndsu.edu/accounts/
  2. Click Log in under the Manage Account heading
  3. Log in using your NDSU Electronic ID credentials
  4. Click on Residence Hall Wireless Devices in the left column
  5. Under Active Devices, find the device you want to remove
  6. Click Disable Device in the corresponding row
  7. Click Yes to confirm removal

MAC Address Information

What is a mac address

  • A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a 12-character, alpha-numeric address that is unique to each device and is used to connect the device to the network
  • It may also be referred to as a Physical Address, Hardware Address, WiFi Address, etc.
  • The MAC address will likely be printed or displayed in one of the following formats:

    • 12:34:56:78:90:AB
    • 12-34-56-78-90-AB
    • 1234567890AB

how do i find my mac address
  1. Look for the MAC address printed on the device itself, usually near the serial number,
  2. Search in Google for Find my MAC address device type, replacing device type with the device, such as Roku Premiere, or
  3. Refer to the device manual or manufacturer's website for instructions on how to find the MAC address for your device

Help & Support

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IT Help Desk.

 

Eligibility

The Residence Hall Wireless service is available for:

  • Students living in the Residence Halls

Data Security

The NDSU IoT Network may be used to transfer public data, as defined by North Dakota University System Data Classification Standards. Because this is a shared network, we do not recommend connecting unprotected devices (i.e., devices that can be accessed without a password) to NDSU IoT. All NDSU students, faculty and staff are responsible for protecting private and restricted data, including data subject to export control regulations, FERPA, HIPAA, PCI and other pertinent state and federal laws and industry regulations. Keep your device up to date, including the operating system and applications, before connecting to any wireless network. Contact the NDSU information security office if you have questions or concerns.


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IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:19:45 PM
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