Accessing our fraternity house printer wirelessly
How to access the fraternity house's printer wirelessly
Connectivity between wired and wireless devices in Greek Housing
The new Aruba access points being installed in your house will terminate back to campus rather than to your local house network switch thus changing the way you communicate between wired/wireless devices in your house, e.g. printers and servers within the house.
The old way:
In the past, you were able to communicate via NetBIOS names (\\computername) to the devices on the local network, or browsing for devices on the local network. This browse function and the use of the NetBIOS naming will no longer work from wireless to wired or vise versa.
The new way:
Going forward, the use of the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) during mapping should allow connectivity to wired devices from wireless devices. An example of a FQDN: printer1.device.mst.edu
To troubleshoot connectivity between wired and wireless, try to ping the device’s IP address and/or the FQDN (not NetBIOS name).
If you have further questions, please contact Kevin Green at 341-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.