What kinds of WiFi networks can ScreenRays connect to?
ScreenRays support the most commonly used WiFi standards. As long as your WiFi network meets the following requirements, it will work with your ScreenRay:
- Has a public SSID. You can check this by looking for your WiFi network on a laptop or phone. If your WiFi network shows up in the list of WiFi networks available to join, it meets this requirement.
- Broadcast on the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. Routers matching the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi standards broadcast on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. That’s the technical side—but again, if your phone shows the WiFi network you want to connect to, you’re in good shape.
- Uses WEP (passcode) or WPA Personal (WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK) security. If you’re not sure what kind of security your network uses, your network administrator should be able to tell you. If you’re setting up your own WiFi network, we recommend using a wireless router that supports WPA2-PSK.
As of this writing, ScreenRays do not support connecting to the following kinds of networks:
- Networks without a public SSID. You won’t be able to see these in the list of available networks on your phone or laptop—or when setting up your ScreenRay.
WPA-Enterprise or WPA-802.1X networks. These networks are common in enterprise environments. If the only WiFi network you have available is an unsupported network, we recommend connecting your ScreenRay to the internet via Ethernet using a supported USB-to-Ethernet adapter. In education and enterprise environments, this may require some additional steps.