Other Network Devices

Some network capable devices are not supported and may not work on SPU's network:

  • Wireless and Network Printers
  • Media Streaming Devices (Chromecast, Slingbox, Roku, etc.)

These devices do not work because they are designed for home networks that have one subnet (sub-network). SPU's network, like many large enterprise networks, is configured with many subnets (sub-networks) to accommodate the thousands of devices on campus. Devices in different subnets are not able to communicate directly with each other and any two devices on SPU-Wireless have a high likelihood of being placed in different subnets. 

Personally-owned routers are also not supported and will not work on SPU's network.


Newer Apple TV has the ability to communicate with newer Macs, iPhones, or iPads using Bluetooth and a direct WiFi connection without the need to connect to SPU-Wireless. This feature is only available on the following devices:

  • Apple TV 2 or newer, running Apple TV OS 7 or newer.
  • iPhone 5 or newer, running iOS 8 or newer.
  • iPad 3 or newer, running iOS 8 or newer.
  • A Mac from 2012 or newer, running OS X Yosemite or newer.

To learn more about Airplay and Peer-to-Peer Airplay, visit Apple's website.