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Finding Google Home MAC Address
Viewed 25490 times since Wed, Mar 21, 2018
If device is currently linked to your account: Open Google Home app Click upper-left hamburger menu icon Click "Devices" Click upper-right device dot menu for your device Select settings Find Information header (all the way down) "MAC Address"... Read More
Configuring Wireless Devices
Viewed 19320 times since Thu, Jun 4, 2015
Connecting to Wireless on Campus and Residence Halls Let’s start by registering your devices and connecting you to UNH's wireless. Connect to the UNH-Public wireless network. Open a web browser and go to http://wifi.unh.edu. Follow the... Read More
Connecting a Game Console
Viewed 17951 times since Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Connecting a Game Console Gaming devices (PlayStation, XBox, Wii) need to be registered on the UNH network and should use the UNH-Public wireless network. Follow these instructions to get your gaming devices online.  Using a computer on the UNH... Read More
Connecting a Smart TV, Roku, etc.
Viewed 8912 times since Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Smart TVs, Rokus, Tivos, lab equipment, and other non-browsing devices need to be registered on the UNH network and may require an exemption to remain on the UNH-Public* wireless network. Use the following instructions to get your non-browsing... Read More
UNH Network Registration
Viewed 6665 times since Thu, Jun 4, 2015
UNH implements network registration via a captive portal environment.  When a new device connects to the UNH network it does so in a limited access state. That means there are very few things it can do, and some of those things are re-routed to... Read More
Network Access For Guests
Viewed 4952 times since Wed, Jul 8, 2015
General network access is available to guests of the University via both wired and wireless connections.  There are limitations to where wired connections are available, and not all wired connections will allow for guest access. To register on UNH... Read More
On-Boarding an Amazon Echo or Dot to UNH-WiFi
Viewed 4197 times since Tue, Jan 23, 2018
Amazon Echo UNH-Public Connection Instructions:1.    Visit alexa.amazon.com on an internet browser. In step 8 of this tutorial, you will need to record the MAC Address of your Echo device, which will not appear if you use the Alexa app for setup.... Read More
Wireless in Residence Halls: Be a Good Neighbor
Viewed 4126 times since Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Wireless signals in UNH Residence Halls are impacted by a number of factors. Some of these are out of your control (such as how many students are connecting at once, time of day, number of devices your neighbors have connected), while others are... Read More
eduroam and UNH
Viewed 4019 times since Fri, Nov 13, 2015
As of November 24, 2015 UNH has deployed an SSID called "eduroam."   The eduroam network functions almost identically to the UNH-Secure network for local users.  What is and is not accessible is all the same. The purpose of the eduroam network is... Read More
Troubleshooting configuring for UNH-Secure
Viewed 3665 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
If your device does not contain settings for WPA2-Enterprise it will not be capable of joining the UNH-Secure network. In such cases, contact your device vendor for support. In most cases running the configuration applet located at https://wifi.unh... Read More
Gaming on the UNH Network
Viewed 3461 times since Thu, Jun 4, 2015
The UNH wireless network has accommodated gaming consoles in the residence halls by the use of network rules specific to gaming consoles when they associate to the UNH-Public SSID.    The UNH-Public SSID provides a fairly unrestricted connection... Read More
Why Won’t My WiFi Printer Work?
Viewed 1842 times since Mon, Aug 31, 2015
For a variety of reasons, wireless printers do not work on the UNH wireless system using WiFi. Even though wireless printers work on home wireless systems, not all devices have a wireless card that can negotiate the WPA2 Enterprise security protocol... Read More
Wireless Coverage
Viewed 1721 times since Fri, Jun 5, 2015
The UNH Wireless Network provides wall-to-wall coverage in all academic and residential buildings that utilize the central campus network.  Administrative and common (e.g. the MUB, the gym, Dining Halls, etc.) buildings have wireless service on an... Read More
PC Gaming over the UNH Wireless Network
Viewed 1701 times since Tue, Sep 5, 2017
Gaming on PCs is subject to a very different set of criteria than most other use cases.  Whereas most use cases focus on high throughput (Mbs/sec transfer speed), gaming is less about quantity of data and more about consistency and speed of data. ... Read More
Google Home - Set-up on UNH Public
Viewed 1680 times since Wed, Mar 21, 2018
1. Register your Google Home device: Visit networking.unh.edu Click "Non-browser device registration"                     c. Enter your username and password. Enter "Other" in Device field and type "Google Home" in text box below.  ... Read More
Connecting a Vizio TV
Viewed 1493 times since Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Register Device: Go to networking.unh.edu Click on Non-Browser Device Registration. Follow the onscreen instructions to register your device. Wait a few minutes for registration to complete. Some devices, mostly computers or tablet/phone type... Read More
Management of AirGroup settings
Viewed 1388 times since Fri, Aug 11, 2017
“AirGroup” refers to the functionality in our WiFi environment to organize and direct broadcast traffic.  This is an important function to preserve the stability of the WiFi network. Examples of devices that rely on broadcast traffic are things... Read More
Broadcast reliant devices and the UNH Network
Viewed 1350 times since Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Many devices designed to be used on home or small office networks will have difficulties functioning on and enterprise network like the one at UNH.  The reason for this is because they rely on various forms of broadcast traffic to advertise their... Read More
Dealing with dropping wireless connections
Viewed 1292 times since Tue, Jun 16, 2015
 There are several reasons why a wireless connection may drop, but they boil down to three categories… 1)      Infrastructure – is there a problem with the wireless service itself? 2)      Environmental – Is there something in the... Read More
UNH-Secure Certificate Expiration Notices
Viewed 981 times since Mon, Mar 27, 2017
As the certificate used to authenticate a device to the UNH-Secure wireless network is getting ready to expire, device owners should receive an email notification with whatever information is available to help identify which device needs to be... Read More
How To Generate Cloudpath/WiFi Applet Logs
Viewed 924 times since Thu, Dec 21, 2017
To generate the logs from the Cloudpath/WiFi applet, click the support menu "hamburger" icon in the upper left of the applet. Select "Generate Support File" from the support menu. The applet will generate the log files - this may take a few moments... Read More
Configuring a Chromecast on the UNH Wireless Network
Viewed 816 times since Tue, Oct 16, 2018
1) Make sure your phone is registered and that your Bluetooth is turned on. Download and open the Google Home app, click "Add", "Set up device", and "Set up new devices in your Home".                 2) Select a Home, click next,... Read More
What Sort of Speeds Can I Get on UNH Wifi?
Viewed 754 times since Thu, Aug 24, 2017
The short answer is, it depends on your machine; its wifi card; and the number of devices accessing the wireless access point (AP) at the same location, at the same time. Optimal conditions with the fastest wireless card could get over 400 Mb/s.... Read More
Raspberry Pi Configuration for UNH-Secure Network
Viewed 745 times since Fri, Apr 13, 2018
UNH IT provides the following general guidelines for configuring a Raspberry Pi to connect to the UNH-Secure SSID. Variations in operating systems may cause variance from this document, but the general instructions should assist in configuring your... Read More
Wireless Network Certificate Change - Effective June 2018
Viewed 704 times since Wed, Mar 7, 2018
In early June 2018, the UNH IT team made infrastructure changes to the wireless network authentication system that resulted in a new certificate being presented during authentication.   Devices that have been configured via the on-boarding applet... Read More
How to access UNH Secure on a Chromebook
Viewed 578 times since Tue, Aug 21, 2018
  1. Before anything else, make sure you already logged in to your Chromebook with your Google account before. If you have not, you will be unable to log in until you use non-UNH internet to set up your account, since Chromebook initial account... Read More
Connecting an Amazon Fire Stick
Viewed 183 times since Wed, Mar 6, 2019
  Once your TV is powered on and your Fire Stick is inserted into the TV, follow the instructions below: Follow on-screen instructions until you reach the "Connect to your network" page Scroll to the far right to find your MAC address. (make note... Read More