Connecting to Xavier Wireless Networks
How to get connected to xavierwireless, Xmisc, or xavierguest
xavierwireless: This is the primary network for faculty, staff, and student's devices and computers. It uses 802.1x authentication (your Xavier username and password, as opposed to a traditional pre-shared key) to connect to the network. In order to get setup and connected:
1. Connect to the wired network or alternately find the 'xavierguest' network (note: this is not broadcast in the residence halls):
a. for Macs this would be clicking on or hovering over your Airport symbol in the upper right and selecting 'xavierguest' when you have the chance
b. for Windows 7 machines this would be finding the network options by clicking the network icon in the lower right of the screen and selecting 'xavierguest'
2. Browse to http://wifisetup.xavier.edu. Pressing the start button on the main page will launch a wizard that will automatically configure your device to connect to this network.
Note: Wireless Printers are not supported. Wireless printers are designed for consumer/household usage and do not work well on large campus networks. The WiFi radio on wireless printers, especially in its default setting of broadcasing an 'ad-hoc' network, creates interference on the WiFi network. WiFi printers are a large cause of intermittant connectivity issues in the residence halls; please turn its WiFi off. We advise that you connect your printer with a USB cable.
The Nintendo Wii is not capable of connecting to our wireless network; 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 a 'LAN Adapter' to connect it to the network jack in your room.
Consumer/household WiFi routers are prohibited for use in the residence halls as well, due to the interference and connection problems they create on Xavier networks.