How to connect multiple devices with enterprise WiFi

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    My university uses enterprise level WiFi (we have to log in with our student IDs and everything), and while I love the speeds, for some reason (I'm not that knowledgeable about network technology) devices won't connect with one another over this kind of network.

    Example:
    - Air Server (the AirPlay enabler for Mac) won't connect from my iPhone to my Mac
    - DisplayPad won't allow me to use my iPad as an additional monitor
    - I can't use the new mirroring feature in xScope 3

    Is there a way to get this to work somehow?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Install your own router and create your own LAN?
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It's possible they are using centralized controllers to manage the wireless. On some of our SSIDs at work, we have the controllers firewall the connections, just as you state here. This prevents all sorts of issues that may occur when someone does something they shouldn't.

    No, there's no way around it, besides:

    Be careful with that, though. Your university may not like it. ;)
     
  4. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I was thinking of doing that, only, my devices are always connected to the university's WiFi, so switching for a few specific situations would be inconvenient.

    Our university doesn't really care so long as you mask the SSID.
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Sounds like they don't have a clue about security.
     

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