Connecting other devices
We're excited to offer enhanced support for Internet of Things devices you may find useful in your academics or residential life at Wentworth. This new registration process replaces the need to contact the Tech Spot for assistance and allows you to register devices 24x7.
Devices which need to be registered:
- Arduino or Raspberry Pi devices
- Smart devices (televisions, light bulbs, etc.)
- Gaming consoles
- Streaming media adapters
- Personal Assistants (Google Home, Amazon Alexa, etc.)
- Other devices that don't support 802.1x authentication
Note: You should NOT register a laptop or mobile device. Instead, connect these devices through eduroam wireless.
What you need to register a device
- Have an active Wentworth Network Account
- Find MAC Address of the device you want to register
- Follow the steps below from a device which is already connected to the eduroam wireless network on Wentworth's campus.
How to register a new device
- Visit the device self-registration portal and login with your Wentworth Network Account.
- Enter the MAC address of the device and a name for it. A name is required and allows you to keep track of multiple devices if applicable.
Note: Once you have registered the device, connect it to the device to LeopardGuest wireless network. The registration process only works for LeopardGuest and will not allow the device to access eduroam.
- The MAC address for your device may be located in the on-screen settings or a sticker on the back or bottom of your device. If you still have the product packaging, the MAC address may be printed on the package, near the UPC and Serial number label. It always looks like this AB-CD-EF-12-34-56 or AB:CD:EF:12:34:56 and uses only the letters A-F and numbers 1-6.
- A device can have more than one MAC address. For example, a wired network port and the wireless network have two separate MAC addresses. Bluetooth devices also have MAC addresses. Make sure you are looking at the MAC address for the wireless network.
- The guide How to Find the MAC Address of Your Computer may help.
- The Tech Spot will be happy to assist you if needed. Please bring your device with you so we can locate the address for you.
I've already registered a device. Now what?
- Once a device has been registered, follow the manufacturer directions to connect it to the LeopardGuest network.
- There is no encryption enabled and the device will not be shown the guest registration screen, allowing it to connect directly to the Internet.
- Devices must be re-registered annually. You can extend or set a custom date within the portal at any time.
- Remember that LeopardGuest is an unencrypted network. You should NOT register a laptop or smartphone. Instead, connect these devices through eduroam wireless.