Connectivity Options in Penn's Residences

The following chart shows connectivity options in Penn's Residences, including AirPennNet-Device, for common equipment.

OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

Desktop

 Windows Vista, 7, 8

Yes No Yes Wireless via AirPennNet-Help & XpressConnect.  Wired via NetReg.

 OS X (10.6.8 and above)

Yes No Yes Wireless via AirPennNet-Help & XpressConnect. Wired via NetReg.

 Chrome OS

Yes No Yes Manual configuration required.

OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

Mobile

Android

Yes No N/A Wireless via AirPennNet-Help & XpressConnect. May not work on some older devices.
BlackBerry 10 Yes No N/A Manual configuration required.
BlackBerry 7 (and older) No Yes N/A
iOS Yes No N/A Wireless via AirPennNet-Help & XpressConnect.
Windows Phone No Yes N/A

OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

E-Readers Kindle No No N/A
Kindle Fire/HD Yes No N/A Wireless via AirPennNet-Help & XpressConnet. Permitting "Applications from Unknown Sources" setting required.
Nook/Simple Touch No Yes N/A
Nook Tablet/Color No Yes N/A

OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

Appliances & Gaming Consoles Apple TV No Yes Yes Wired via NetReg.
Chromecast No No No
PlayStation 3
Playstation 4
No Yes Yes Wired via Retreg.
Printers No No Yes Bluetooth printers are an alternative to wireless printers. Wired via NetReg.
Roku No Yes Yes Wired via NetReg.
Slingbox No Yes Yes Wired via NetReg.
TiVo No Yes Yes Wired via NetReg.
Time Capsule No No Yes
Wii/Wii U No No Yes Wii LAN adapter required for wired connection via NetReg.
Xbox 360
Xbox One
No Yes Yes Wired via NetReg.

OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

Handheld Gaming Playstation Portable No No N/A
Playstation Vita No Yes N/A 2.4 GHz network only
Nintendo DS No No N/A

 

 OS or Device

AirPennNet

APN-Device*

Wired

Notes

 

*AirPennNet-Device

AirPennNet-Device is a wireless network designed for devices that cannot connect to AirPennNet. It is meant for devices such as Kindles, Nooks, Xbox 360s and more. This network is only available in all of the College Houses and in Sansom Place East and West.

If you live on campus and you have devices that cannot be configured to use AirPennNet, contact your IT support staff to register your device.

  • College House residents should contact their ITA who will help register and connect the device.

  • Sansom East and West residents should bring devices to the Computing Resource Center located in 202 Sansom West.

IT staff members must register the device on your behalf and you will not be able to connect to the Internet until your device is registered.

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Date Posted: July 22, 2013 Tags: AirPennNet-Device, APN-D, Student Services

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