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Device Wireless Access at Northwestern

Device-Northwestern is a wireless network dedicated for devices to access the Internet such as, game systems, printers, and media devices. This network should not be used for your computer, smartphone, or tablet because it does not have the same level of security as the Northwestern or eduroam wireless networks.

Getting Started

Before you set up a device to connect to the Device-Northwestern network, you must register it. Registration takes just a few minutes to complete. You will need to know the MAC address (Media Access Control or unique network hardware address). How to find the MAC address.

If you are connecting a wireless printer, you may need to refer to your printer’s user manual for specific instructions.

Registering the Device

Register a Personal Device

Go to https://device.wireless.northwestern.edu and log in with your NetID and NetID password. During registration you have the option to share the device with your laptop/smartphone/tablet, or with other people.

Once you’ve registered your device, follow your user manual’s instructions to set up the device to use the "Device-Northwestern" network, and it will automatically connect.

Register a Departmental Device

Registering a departmental device is a two-step process.

1.   Register the device. Go to https://device.wireless.northwestern.edu and log in with your NetID and NetID password.

2. If the registered device is a resource that will be used by everyone in a specified geographical location, you will need to complete the Departmental Device Registration for Wireless form. This form will enable Northwestern IT network engineers to better identify the device’s campus location and confirm sharing permissions

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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