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

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 Boost areas  

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, researchers 

Last Reviewed: August 18, 2017

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

Instructions

Registering Your Device

1. Using your computer, connect to Wi-Fi (eduroam) OR ResNet

2. Open your computer's Web browser and go to the UB My Devices Portal

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

4. Click Manage and Create Devices.

5. Click Create.

6. Click Create again.

7. Enter the following:

  • Give your device a description 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.

Sharing Your Registered Device with Others

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), 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

  1. In either a UB ResNet or UB Wi-Fi Boost 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.
  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.

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

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