Connect to umd-iot WiFi

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What is umd-iot for?

The eduroam wireless network requires specific authentication that some devices do not support. Umd-iot (Internet of Things) can connect media devices (like Amazon Echo, Roku, Apple TV) and gaming consoles wirelessly to the internet. Check device compatibility on the umd-iot wireless network.

The umd-iot wireless network is not intended for computers, tablets, smartphones, or any other device compatible with eduroam (WPA2 Enterprise authentication). Connect these devices to the eduroam wireless network.


Who has access?

Current resident students and LAN admins have access to umd-iot wireless network on campus using their Directory ID and passphrase.
NOTE: If you are off campus, you must Connect to GlobalProtect Virtual Private Network (VPN) first.


Register a device

  1. Log into
  2. Click Device then Managed Device (verify the devices you have registered).
  3. Click Create.
  4. Enter your IoT device's wireless MAC address.
  5. Enter a Device Name.
  6. Click the Term of Use checkbox. Click Create.
  7. A unique 12-digit umd-iot password for your device will be generated.
  8. Connect your device to umd-iot with the password provided on the registration page.

NOTE: Devices connecting to the umd-iot network will not be able to communicate with one another at this time.

 This screen requires the MAC address, Device Name, and to accept the Terms of Use to register a device.


Android 10+ and Apple iOS 14+2 - Disable MAC Randomization

Mac Randomization is a feature that is present and on by default in Android 10+ and iOS 14+ devices. This feature can be disabled for specific WiFi networks. See below for details on how to disable this feature on different devices. This information is referenced from the Android/Apple iOS 14 & Later - Disable MAC Randomization article.

Google Pixel / Motorola / other Androids

Samsung Galaxy

Apple iOS 14 & later



Contact the Service Desk if you have any questions.