DuqNet IoT


DuqNet Internet of Things (IoT) is a wireless network dedicated to gaming and streaming devices. Students living on campus can register four non-WPA2 enterprise devices for use on DuqNet IoT.

Any streaming devices connected to DuqNet IoT must be controlled with their respective remote control. DuqNet IoT is designed strictly for recreational use and is not meant for connecting computers or mobile devices. Access to internal academic resources will not be provided.

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

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Registering your IoT device

You will need to locate your device's wireless MAC address to register it for use on DuqNet IoT. Most devices list the wireless MAC address in its settings menu under about or network. Instructions for finding the MAC address on the most common IoT devices can be found in this page's FAQs section.

After you have located your device's MAC address, click the Register an IoT Device button below the privacy warning to begin the registration process.

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 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 anti-virus/anti-malware software, and is up-to-date 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/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


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

Below are instructions for find 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, click Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. Locate the device's MAC Address (Wi-Fi).
  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, navigate 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 do I need to register a device for IoT?

You will need your device's wireless MAC address to register it for IoT. After clicking the Internet of Things Device Registration button, sign in with your MultiPass credentials to begin the registration process.

Which devices do not work on 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 using my TV?

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 have entered my device's MAC address but it will not connect to DuqNet IoT. What can I do?

After adding your device's MAC address, try restarting the device and then connecting to DuqNet IoT.

What type of IoT support does CTS offer?

CTS monitors the availability and status of the IoT service only. If the service is unavailable, CTS will respond accordingly.

Why do I have to re-register my devices to IoT every fall semester?

To optimize authentication onto DuqNet IoT, CTS will remove all MAC addresses from the DuqNet IoT database before the start of the fall semester. 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.

How can I add or remove devices registered for IoT?

After you log in to the IoT registration page, you will have the option to manage your registered IoT devices.