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Enroll and Connect WiFi Devices that Can't Connect to eduroam

How to connect WiFi devices such as game consoles and smart TVs to the Amherst network. Note that these instructions apply to any WiFi device that can't connect to eduroam. 

Such devices must connect to the AmherstGuest WiFi network. However, before doing so you must first enroll the device in the Clearpass system.

Guidelines for Using Television Programming Copied Off the Air

A faculty member who wishes to use television programs or parts of programs for instructional purposes for students enrolled in his/her courses, should follow the steps listed below. These guidelines work best for non-creative content, such as news broadcasts, and less well for creative works such as dramas.

Cable TV

In response to a student initiative, the college is switching to Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus for its cable TV service starting July 1, 2018. Students will be able to access cable programming in their residences via internet over the devices of their choice and may subscribe to premium channels as they wish.  Common spaces in residence halls will receive programming via Roku or similar devices.

Students may log into Xfinity on Campus with their Amherst credentials to access streaming live and recorded programming. 

Please contact AskIT@amherst.edu if you have any questions.

Offices, staff or faculty wishing to continue access to cable programming should contact AskIT@amherst.edu to discuss available options.

*Note: Due to licensing restrictions from Comcast, only students enrolled in classes for the current semester may log into Xfinity.