Connecting to Xavier Wireless Networks
How to get connected to xavierwireless, Xmisc, or xavierguest
Xavier University has four different wireless networks: xavierwifisetup, xavierwireless, Xmisc, and xavierguest. This article will explain the purpose of each:
This network is solely broadcast in residence halls wireless setup. Upon connecting, any webpage loaded will redirect to the XpressConnect website. This website will run a configuration utility that will automatically setup almost any device for wireless. After this setup process is completed, your computer will be connected to the 'xavierwireless' network.
This is the primary wireless network for employee and student devices. It uses 802.1x authentication (your Xavier username and password, as opposed to a traditional pre-shared key) to connect to the network. Xavier laptops (staff, loaners) are pre-configured for 'xavierwireless'. Students and faculty/staff connecting personal devices should use the XpressConnect website to setup their systems for 'xavierwireless'
This network is for consumer devices that lack support for an 802.1x wireless network, such as gaming consoles, TVs, Blu-Ray players, etc. These devices need to be registered before they can connect to the wireless network. You will need to find and submit the device's MAC address using the Xmisc registration form.
- Wireless Printers are not supported as they are designed for consumer/household usage and do not work well on campus networks. Most wireless printers broadcast an 'ad-hoc' network which creates interference and are a huge cause of random connectivity issues in the residence hall. If you bring a wireless printer, consult the documentation about how to turn off the wireless radio on the printer. Instead, connect these printers directly to your computer via a USB cable.
- The Nintendo Wii is incapable of connecting to our wireless network as it requires a 1Mb/s data rate to connect, which has a negative impact on other wireless connectivity. If you would like to connect your Wii to the network, you will need to purchase a 'LAN Adapter' to connect it to the wired network port in your room.
- Wireless routers or extenders are prohibited for use in residence halls as well, due to the interference and connection problems they create.