Wireless Network Access

  • Wireless
    • ¬†Eduroam is a wireless network available at many universities worldwide. Locally, Eduroam is available at both Duke and UNC . If your device can connect to Eduroam at NC State, you’ll be able to use Eduroam wherever it is available. To enroll in Eduroam, visit wifi.ncsu.edu/eduroam and follow the installation instructions for your operating system. Eduroam enrollment may be required annually, but once enrolled, you won’t be asked to log in to the network on your device.
    • If you have difficulty getting your device connected to Eduroam, you can connect to the ncsu SSID. Once connected to ncsu, you will be asked to log in with your Unity ID and password. To avoid having to log in repeatedly, you may register your device at nomad.ncsu.edu.
  • Game consoles and other devices without web browsers
    • If your device doesn’t have a web browser then you will need to manually register it on nomad.ncsu.edu using a device with a browser that is already connected to either the Eduroam or ncsu wireless network.Go to nomad.ncsu.edu and select “add device.” The box labeled “MAC Address” will be pre-filled with the MAC address of the device you are using. You will be able to erase that MAC address and put in the MAC address of your browser-less device.
    • How to find your MAC address on various devices
    • Chromecasts, Google Homes, Alexas and other casting devices are finicky and may not work properly. The best way to use them is to request a public IP address for the casting device AND for the device you are using to cast (e.g. your phone). Once your device has a public IP address, *anyone* may be able to cast to it.
    • To request a public IP address, head back to¬†nomad.ncsu.edu. Just list your devices, select “update” for your device, and check the box that says “use public IP address.” Note: the option to request a public IP address is only visible when you are connected to wireless in a residence hall. Additionally, if you bring a device for which a public IP has been requested to a non-residence hall location, it will not receive a public IP address while connected outside of the residence halls.
    • Network performance of game consoles is generally better with a wired network. If you must use wireless, requesting a public IP address may help with performance
  • Wireless printers
    • We recommend that you do not use a wireless printer because it may be visible on the network for others to print to. Instead, use a USB cable to connect your printer to your computer.
  • Personal wireless routers
    • Personal wireless routers are not permitted in residence halls with wireless coverage. Any router that interferes with the university-provided wireless service will be removed from the network.