Device Compatibility on the umd-iot Wireless Network


Umd-iot is a secure wireless network for connecting devices other than laptops, tablets, and phones, such as gaming consoles and TVs. "Iot" stands for internet of things.

Umd-iot is available throughout campus however not all devices and functionality are officially available yet. We will provide updated information when the network is fully launched.

If your device includes an Ethernet port, we encourage the use of a hardwired connection. Hardwire connection must also be registered at MyDevices.

IMPORTANT: Devices on umd-iot will not be able to communicate with one another or with devices on eduroam.

This table describes whether a device is supported, being tested or currently unsupported on the umd-iot or eduroam network.

Device Support Status WiFi Network
Cellphones (All Brands) Supported on eduroam eduroam
Computers (All Brands) Supported on eduroam eduroam
Tablets (All Brands) Supported on eduroam eduroam
Amazon Alexa Currently being tested on the umd-iot network umd-iot
Amazon Echo Tested successfully umd-iot
Amazon Fire TV, Firestick Tested successfully umd-iot
Amazon Kindle

Supported on eduroam 

eduroam
Apple HomePod Not yet tested umd-iot
Apple TV

Tested successfully

Note: UMD networks do not support full functionality available on most home networks.

umd-iot
Apple Watch Not yet tested umd-iot
Galaxy Watch (Tizen) Not yet tested umd-iot
Garmin Vivoactive Watch Not yet tested umd-iot
Google Chromecast Note: UMD networks do not support full functionality available on most home networks. umd-iot
Google Home

Note: UMD networks do not support full functionality available on most home networks.

umd-iot
Google TicWatch Not yet tested umd-iot
Nest Cam Not yet tested umd-iot
Nintendo Switch Tested successfully umd-iot
Nook GlowLight Not yet tested  umd-iot

NVidia Shield

 

Not yet tested umd-iot

Occulus Rift

Not yet tested  umd-iot
Philips Hue Smart Bulb There are new bulbs that use Bluetooth and do not require a "hue hub." These will work fine and can be directly controlled between phone and light bulb without using any wireless network. Non-Bluetooth hue bulbs are pending testing but should most likely work due to hue hub allowing control from the cloud and the hub itself communicating with the bulbs. Bluetooth
Roku 3 Tested successfully umd-iot
Sling AirTV Not yet tested umd-iot
Smart TV

Tested successfully

Tested brands: TCL

umd-iot
Sonos Speakers Functionality limited umd-iot
Sony PlayStation 4 Tested successfully umd-iot
Wemo Insight Switch Not Yet Tested umd-iot
Xbox One Tested successfully umd-iot