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Connecting Other Types of Devices to the AU Wireless Network

Instructions On How To Connect


This page contains information on connecting other types of wireless devices to the American University wireless network. 

Some devices such as game consoles, Smart TVs, and other handheld devices are not able to connect to the eagle-secure wireless network, as it has enterprise level security. These devices can be connected to the AUGuest-byRCN guest wireless network instead. Simply connect your game console, Smart TV, or other non-computer device to the AUGuest-byRCN wireless network and you should have Internet access right away.

Please Note: AU faculty, staff, and students should always use the eagle-secure wireless network on their computers and other devices whenever possible, as it is a faster and more secure wireless network.

 

AU Wireless Network Device Compatibility

AU's wireless infrastructure is an enterprise class network. As such, the wireless architecture at AU is not configured to support certain kinds of personal wireless devices. Some examples include Chromecasts, wireless routers, wireless printers (except cloud-based printing), Apple Time Capsule, and other peer-to-peer devices.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or AskAmericanUHelp.