bucknell_iot Wireless Network FAQ

What is the bucknell_iot wireless network?

bucknell_iot is a wireless network intended for gaming and media devices that do not have an ethernet jack and cannot connect to an enterprise wireless network. IOT stands for "Internet of Things" and it refers to wireless-enabled devices other than computers, smartphones, or tablets.

If you have a gaming or media device, please try to connect to this network.  If your device has an ethernet jack, try using the wired network first.

NOTE: Because of their design, Google Home, Google Chromecast, and wireless printers will not work on any of Bucknell’s wireless networks. 

What network should I choose for my device?

Wired Ethernet: If your desktop or laptop computer has an ethernet jack and you have an ethernet cable, plug one end of the cable into the jack on the computer and the other end into the jack on the wall. If your device does not have an ethernet port, then this network will not work for you.

bucknell.edu Wireless Network: This network requires authentication! You will need to logon with your Bucknell username and password.  If you don't have a way to navigate or type, then this network will not work for your device. Windows computers, Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, Chromebooks, Android phones, and Android tablets should use bucknell.edu wireless.

bucknell_guest Wireless Network: This network is for guests (parent, family member, visitor, etc.) who visit campus. 

eduroam Wireless Network: This network is for guests visiting from other campuses or when our students, faculty, and staff visit other campuses. 

For more information on choosing the right network, please go to ask article, "Which network should I choose for my device?"

How do I register my device on bucknell_iot wireless network?

The type of devices you’ll need to register to include (but are not limited to): smart TVs, Rokus, Apple TVs, PlayStations, XBoxes, Nintendos, Amazon Fire Sticks, Amazon Echos and Echo Dots, smart lights, online alarm clocks, and Raspberry Pi’s. 

NOTE: Because of their design, Google Home, Google Chromecast, and wireless printers will not work on any of Bucknell’s wireless networks. 

For more information on registering your device, please go to ask article "How do I register my device on the iot network?"

How do I find the MAC address to register my device?

In order to use your device (smart TV, Roku, Echo, streaming device, etc.) on Bucknell's IoT network, you must first register the device's MAC address. A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. Note: many devices have both a wired and wireless MAC address - you'll want to identify the wireless MAC address in order to register it.

NOTE: Because of their design, Google Home, Google Chromecast, and wireless printers will not work on any of Bucknell’s wireless networks. 

Here is a list of devices and the way that you can find its MAC address: How do I find the MAC address of my device so I can register it on the IoT network?

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