By now you’ve probably figured out how to connect your smartphone or tablet to the IU Secure wireless network. But what about your gaming console, Roku, or Apple TV? Those devices are not designed to connect to an enterprise network like the one at IU. That’s why UITS created the IU DeviceNet. IU DeviceNet is a wireless network just for media devices and gaming consoles in campus apartments and residence halls. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Use DeviceNet for devices that don’t support WPA2/Enterprise encryption, or don’t have a web browser. Some examples are:
- Gaming systems such as Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and Wii U
- Smart TV, DVR, or set-top boxes such as Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, and DVD players
- Other media devices that require Internet access
IU DeviceNet is an unencrypted network. It won’t ask for your username and passphrase when you connect. Without encryption, any data passed between your device and the wireless access point could be intercepted by others. That’s why you should not connect the following types of devices to this network:
- Laptop and desktop computers
- Mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, iPads, and tablets)
- Any computing device you use to send and receive personal or confidential data
- Any device that can connect to IU Secure
On IU DeviceNet, exercise caution when online stores. Don’t make transactions using credit card numbers or account passwords over DeviceNet unless you are using a connection encrypted by SSL/TLS or some other web security protocol.