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vuDevices Wireless Network

The vuDevices wireless network is the enterprise wireless network for devices that cannot connect with
a username/password combinations. Examples of these devices are game consoles and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The vuDevices network should not be used for computers, phones, or tablets that can support vuNet or eduroam connectivity.

The MAC (media access control) address of a device is necessary for use on the vuDevices network. This
is a unique Ethernet address assigned by the manufacturer of the device. Devices that have not connected to the network in 365 days will have their registration automatically removed.

Step 1 - Register your Wireless Device for access to vuDevices

You will be taken to a web page where you can register your device

VU Devices documentation

  • Click ‘Create Device’
  • Provide a Device Name and MAC Address

VU Device documentation

  • Click ‘Create Device’
  • You will be shown the Password (PSK). Make sure to make a note of it.

VU Device Documenation

Step 2 - Configure Your Device to connect to vuDevices

Configuration of devices varies greatly, however, your device should have configuration options to enter
the SSID, the Pre-Shared Key (PSK), Security and DHCP Options.

  • SSID: vuDevices
  • Security: Select WPA2 Personal (PSK) or WPA (WPA2 is recommended as it is the most secure)
  • DHCP Options: Select ‘Use DHCP’

Devices using vuDevices will be assigned a Dynamic DHCP IP Address. A Dynamic DHCP IP Address is recommended unless the device requires a Static (fixed) IP Address. The following process should be used if the application requires the device to be assigned a Static IP address.

Use Static IP Request form at to
request a DHCP Static IP Address

You will be asked for some information about your device, including the MAC Address.

For Request Type, select ‘Static (Assigned by DHCP Server)’.

In the Vlan Name Column, select ‘VU Devices'