Registering Devices on the Willamette Network

Everything from smart phones to gaming consoles now have the ability to connect to the Willamette Community WiFi network and register via ClearPass.  Willamette permits registration of any approved devices on our Wireless network, but some devices don't have web browsers or interfaces to allow the registration process.

What if my devices does NOT have an integrated browser?  Well, we have a solution:

Connecting browserless devices

If your device does not have a web browser, you can register the device on the network:

  • Visit the Network Device Registration page. You may need the following information:
    • Your username
    • The IPv4 MAC address of the device (often called the Physical Address or Ethernet Address).  If you don't know how to find the MAC address of your device, just find the make and model, then Google it or hit up YouTube.  The answers are out there...

Approved/banned equipment

Only equipment approved for use on campus by WITS will be allowed on the network. The following lists are examples of approved and banned devices. As a general rule, any device that could potentially interfere with the network at large or disturb other people's use of the network is banned.

Allowed items(examples) Banned items(examples)
  • Apple iPhone
  • Microsoft XBox
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Nintendo Game Systems
  • App-enabled TVs
  • Wireless routers
  • Wireless signal boosters
  • Wireless Printers
  • Wireless IP Cameras
  • Smart Speakers / Assistants
  • WiFi-connected lightbulbs

Any device which broadcasts its own joinable wireless network is banned on the campus network. This is for your own security, as well as everyone else's.  Unless you want random people connecting to your stuff and helping themselves, please just don't use these things.


Questions?  Comments?  Contact the WITS Help Desk at x6767 or for assistance.

Willamette University

Willamette Integrated Technology Services

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6004 voice
503-375-5456 fax

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