How do I register my devices to the Northwood network?

  1. Connect to the northwood wireless network
  2. Open a Web Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc) and try to visit a webpage
  3. Choose the link Register a Computer | Tablet | Cell Phone
  4. Enter your Northwood username and password
  5. Click Register My Device
  6. When the countdown is complete Close the Web Browser, and try to visit a web page, the page should now load

Smart TVs

Gaming Devices (XBox, PS4, Etc)

Amazon Echo Devices

Nest Cam, Nest Mini, Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max

Google Home and Google Stadia

Google Chromecast

  1. Connect your entertainment device to the northwood network
    • Wireless (WiFi) Connection - Skip to step 2 *Google does not allow their Google Home, Nest or Chromecast devices to connect to WPA-2 Enterprise or unsecured networks like the northwood wireless network. Until Google changes their architecture these products are NOT supported at Northwood University. Click Here to provide feedback to Google with a tweet or direct message.
    • Wired (Ethernet) Connection - Most dorm ethernet ports are inactive upon move-in other than the one active green label ports in Dubois, Miner and North Village West Halls. If you need a port activated, or if your green designated port does not work, please submit a service request.
  2. Ensure your device is compatabible with the northwood network (shown in the table above)
  3. Go to a computer or mobile device that has already been successfully registered to the NU network (see step 1 above)
  4. Open a Web Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc)
  5. Choose the link Register a Gaming Console | Smart TV | Entertainment Device only
  6. Enter the your Northwood username, password and applicable (wireless or wired) MAC Address of the device as indicated on the registration page
  7. Choose the device type from the dropdown
  8. Click Register
  9. Your device will be able to connect to the Northwood network 5 minutes after successfully registering
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