Registering Personal Printers, Gaming and Streaming Devices on ResNet and UB Wi-Fi

Before you can begin connecting devices like gaming consoles, smart TVs and printers to our network, you need to register them with your computer through the UB My Devices Portal.

Operating System: Gaming device, TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, wireless printer

Location: ResNet and UB Wi-Fi areas  

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, researchers 

Last Updated: April 14, 2020

Once you register your smart device, it will use the UB Connect network.

Instructions

Registering Your Device

1. Using your computer, connect to Wi-Fi (eduroam) OR ResNet. Do not try to connect the device you are registering to the Internet yet.

2. Open your computer's web browser and go to connect.buffalo.edu

Click Register a Device.

3. Click Register a Device.

Enter your UBITName and password, then click Log In.

4. Enter your UBITName and password and click Log In.

Enter device name, MAC address, then click Create Device.

5. Enter the following:

  • Give your device a name that allows you to identify it, e.g. Jane Doe's Chromecast).
  • Enter the MAC address of your device. (This can be found in your device's Settings or on the packaging. Some devices, such as Apple TV, label the MAC address as the Ethernet ID (use for ResNet) or Wireless ID (use if device is connected to Wi-Fi).
  • For Apple TV, Chromecast and printers, be sure to select Enable AirGroup.

8. Click Create Device

9. Your device can  now use the UB Connect network. At this time you can try to connect the device you just registered to the Internet.

Sharing Your Registered Device with Others

sharing device - click registered device from list of devices, click edit, check enable airgroup, click update devices.

You are able to share access to your registered devices, such as a printer or your Apple TV, with others, limiting access by registering their UBITNames to your device registration:

  1. After registering a device (see above), click Manage my devices, select a device, TV or streaming player from the list of registered devices and players at the bottom of the screen and click Edit.
  2. Check Enable AirGroup.
  3. Enter the UBITNames of the people you want to share a device with (separated by commas).
  4. Click Update Device.

Editing or Removing Devices from Registration

Click Manage and Create Devices.

1. In either a UB ResNet or UB Wi-Fi area, using a registered computer, open a Web browser and go to the UB My Devices Portal.

2. Enter your UBITName and password and click Log In.

3. Click Manage and Create Devices.

Select the item, then click edit to edit its information or remove to delete it.

4. Select a device or player from the list of registered devices and players at the bottom of the screen and click:

  • Edit to modify its registration information.
  • Delete to remove a device from registraiton.

Common Questions

I'm having a problem registering my device.

Register your device in the My Devices Portal using your computer (not the device) before you connect your device to the network.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.