Wireless Networks Supported By Common Device Types


The university wireless network supports numerous device types and operating systems. The tables below include many of the more popular devices that can connect to the GVSU network along with the network to use (SSID).


Device Type

Operating System

Network to use

How to Connect

Computer; Laptop

Windows 10

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

Windows 8.1

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

Windows 8

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

Windows 7

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.15 Catalina

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.13 High Sierra

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.12 Sierra

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.9 Mavericks

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.7 Lion

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

Chrome OS

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Computer; Laptop

Linux

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Windows Surface

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Windows Mobile

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Windows Phone

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Android

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Blackberry

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

iPhone/iPad

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Phone; Tablet

Kindle Fire

GV-Faculty-Staff (for Faculty/Staff), GV-Student (for students)

Enter Username and Password

Gaming System

Nintendo Switch

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Gaming System

Nintendo Wii U

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Gaming System

Nintendo 3DS

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Gaming System

Playstation 4

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Gaming System

Playstation Vita

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Gaming System

Xbox One

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Home Audio/Video 

Apple TV1

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Home Audio/Video 

Apple HomePod1

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Home Audio/Video 

Amazon FireTV1

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Home Audio/Video 

Amazon Echo1

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

Home Audio/Video 

Roku2

GV-GameNet

Device Registration

1 Device features (e.g., such as audio/video streaming or screen mirroring) that require the home audio/video device to be on the same network as the connecting device will not work

2 Roku does not support all of the Wi-Fi frequencies (channels) used by the campus wireless network. The device may be able to connect to nearby APs configured on supported channels, but signal levels may be low or unreliable.


Unsupported Devices

Device Type

Operating System

Unsupported Reason

Gaming System

Nintendo Wii (Original)

The Nintendo Wii requires support for 802.11b, which is disabled on the campus wireless network. (Will connect to Wired Ethernet port with Wii supported Ethernet adapter.)

Gaming System

PlayStation 3

Network card driver prevents connection to SSID with MAB (MAC Authentication Bypass).

Home Audio/Video

Google Home

In order to complete setup, the Google Home requires that both the Home and the phone be on the same SSID and IP address space.

Home Audio/Video 2

Chromecast

Chromecast requires both the casting device and the display be on RFC 1918 network addressing which is not in use on the GVSU network.