Wireless Device Purchases - To Be Successful on UNH Network

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Shopping for a new wireless device?

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When purchasing a wireless device to use on the UNH Campus, always look for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) products first. If a Wi-Fi 6 version is not available, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) is your next best choice.

 *** Note: UNH discourages the use of 802.11n devices, as they are known to perform poorly on high density wireless networks.



  • Game Consoles
    • For the best possible user experience 802.11ax capability is strongly recommended.
    • Newer PlayStation 4s (Slim and Pro), Xbox Ones (S and X models), and the Nintendo Switch are all 802.11ax capable.


  • Non-browsing devices – Devices like Smart TVs, Rokus, Google Homes, Alexa, etc.
    • Anything that does not have the capability to browse to a webpage will need special instructions to get on UNH Wireless.
    • Network registration and device exception may be necessary, see instructions here:




For more information on having a successful WiFi and gaming experience while on the UNH campus, please read  these UNH IT Knowledge Base articles:  https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=677      https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=788


Article ID: 1975
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