UWNet - Device Incompatibility List

A list of devices that will not function correctly on UWNet.


UW-Net is a public WiFi network. As with any public WiFi network, some devices that utilize specific features on a WiFi network will not work on UWNet. Although some devices may be able to maintain connectivity, some features may not work while others will not work correctly or at all.

Known Incompatible Devices

Any device that is not able to be registered using a web browser. You can attempt to connect by registering the device as shown here: UWNet - Register a Device Without a Browser or Pre-registering a Device Before Arriving to Campus

Any device that uses 'IP Multicast' will not work on UWNet. Below is a list of common devices that use IP Multicast.

  1. Nintendo Wii

  2. Nintendo DS

  3. Wireless Printers

  4. Google Chromecast

  5. Google Home

  6. Amazon FireStick

  7. Amazon Echo

  8. Roku stick

  9. Any device that uses Apple Airplay to interact wirelessly (ex: AppleTVs)

  10. Any device that has a 'Cast' feature

  11. Some SmartTVs, especially those with a Cast feature.

    Note: It is hard to predict which specific models will connect due to the abundance of TV models. If unsure, ask the manufacturer if the device has 'IP Multicast'

Note For UW Housing Residents:

Residents of the UW-Madison Residence Halls are able to connect devices that are not compatible with UWNet by connecting to a personal wireless router and therefore a private local network. When connected to a personal router, you should be able to use your devices normally.

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Keywords:uw-net wireless device wii airplay chromecast multicast registration router printer amazon compatible compatibility incompatibility incompatible unable connect console netgear uw net smart tv smarttv appletv apple alexia cast ip multicast multi   Doc ID:79127
Owner:John B.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2018-01-10 13:34 CSTUpdated:2018-01-11 15:57 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, UW Housing
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