DuqNet IoT

Overview

DuqNet Internet of Things (IoT) is a wireless network dedicated to gaming and streaming devices. Students living on campus can register up to four non-WPA2 enterprise devices, such as Apple TV, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Roku and Xbox One, on DuqNet IoT.

Any streaming devices connected to DuqNet IoT must be controlled with their respective remote. DuqNet IoT is designed strictly for recreational use and is not meant for connecting computers or mobile devices. Therefore, access to internal academic resources will not be provided on this wireless network.

Note: DuqNet IoT is only available to students living on campus.

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Register and connect a device to DuqNet IoT

You must be on Duquesne's campus to register an IoT device. After registering your IoT device, connect it to the DuqNet IoT network.

Please review the DuqNet IoT privacy warning before registering and connecting a device to DuqNet IoT.

  1. Go to the DuqNet IoT registration website.
  2. Sign in with your MultiPass username and password.
  3. Select Create Device.
  4. Enter the following information on the Register Device screen:
    • Device name: Provide a descriptive name for your device, such as "Pat McDuke's PlayStation 4."
    • MAC address: Most devices list the MAC (or hardware) address in the settings menu under "About" or "Network." Instructions for finding the MAC address for the most common IoT devices are available in the FAQ section.
  5. Select "By selecting this checkbox, I am agreeing to the service requirements set forth by Duquesne University."
  6. Click Create Device.
  7. On your IoT device, select DuqNet IoT from the list of available networks. Your device will connect to this network after a few seconds.

DuqNet IoT Privacy Warning

Duquesne University provides network services for the Internet of Things (IoT). This network, DuqNet IoT, is an unsecured, open network and should not be used to transmit personal, academic, university, financial or legal data that is restricted or internal data per the University's data governance service requirements. Duquesne University is not responsible for malicious theft or interception of data transmitted over this wireless network.

Individuals using this network should be sure that their device is protected, preferably with antivirus software, and is updated with the most recent security patches and updates. Duquesne University assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss of data, damage or viruses and malware that may infect your device on account of access to the IoT network.

This network is for the use of authorized university affiliates only. Anyone using this network expressly consents to network monitoring and is advised that if monitoring reveals possible evidence of illegal activity or violation of University policy, systems personnel may provide the evidence of monitoring to University authorities and/or law enforcement officials. You are solely responsible for your internet use.

Register an IoT Device


Manage your registered IoT devices

After registering an IoT device, you can edit its name or MAC address, or remove it on the IoT registration website.

Edit an IoT device

  1. Select Manage Devices.
  2. Choose the device you want to edit or remove and then select Edit.
  3. Update your device's name or MAC address.
  4. Click Update Device.

Remove an IoT device

  1. Select Manage Devices.
  2. Choose the device you want to edit or remove and then select Remove.
  3. Select Delete Account.
  4. Click Make Changes.

FAQ

What do I need to register a device on DuqNet IoT?

You will need your device's wireless MAC address to register it for use on DuqNet IoT.

How do I find my device's wireless MAC address?

Below are instructions for finding the wireless MAC address on the most common IoT devices:

Amazon Fire Stick
  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select About and navigate to the Network section.
  4. Locate the device's MAC Address (Wi-Fi).
Apple TV
  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select About.
  4. Locate the Wi-Fi Address.
Nintendo Switch
  1. From the home screen, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. Locate the device's MAC address under System MAC Address.
PlayStation 4
  1. From the home screen, go to Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. Locate the device's MAC Address (Wi-Fi).
Roku
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select About.
  3. Locate the device's Wireless MAC Address.
Xbox One
  1. From the home screen, go to My Games & Apps.
  2. Select Settings and then All Settings.
  3. Select Network and then Network Settings.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. Locate the device's Wireless MAC Address.

What devices do not work on DuqNet IoT?

The following devices will not work on DuqNet IoT:

  • Google Home, Home Mini and Chromecast
  • Smart bulbs, such as Philips Hue.

We have seen limited success connecting Amazon Alexa devices to DuqNet IoT.

How do I access Xfinity on Campus on a Smart TV connected to DuqNet IoT?

After connecting your Smart TV to the IoT network, you can either:

  • Download the Xfinity app.
  • Sign in to corresponding apps, such as ABC or NBC, using Xfinity on Campus.

If using a non-Smart TV, connect your computer to your TV using an HDMI cable.

Why am I unable to talk to my friends online when playing certain games?

IoT network traffic leaves Duquesne University under a single Network Address Translation (NAT) IP address. Duquesne University uses a NAT Type 3 (strict) which limits some of the functionality of online gaming found on a non-enterprise network. A possible workaround is to do a party chat outside of the game you are playing.

I registered my IoT device but it will not connect to the DuqNet IoT network. What should I do?

If your device does not connect to DuqNet IoT shortly after registering it, restart the device and try connecting again. If it will still not connect after restarting, verify you entered the correct MAC address for your device.

Will I ever need to re-register my devices on DuqNet IoT?

Yes. Before the start of the fall semester, CTS will remove all MAC addresses from the DuqNet IoT database. This allows CTS to manage the DuqNet IoT service, remove old devices that no longer connect to IoT and increase authentication speed for DuqNet IoT users.