Connecting a Google Home on the USNH Wireless Network


This article provides information on connecting a Google Home to the USNH Open Networks.



Task: To connect a Google Home to the USNH Open Networks.



Step 1 - Connect your phone to eduroam, verify if your phone's Bluetooth is on, then open the Google Home app and press the "+".


Step 2 - Click "Set up device".


Step 3 - Click "New devices".


Step 4 - Select a Home, click Next, and the app will look for devices.


Step 5 - Once your Google Home is found, click "Next" to connect to it.


Step 6 - You will hear a sound to indicate you're connected to the correct Google Home. Click "Yes".


Step 7 - You will see options for Legal Terms and Improving the Google Home Mini. Click through those and choose the location for your Home.


Step 8 - On the "Connect to Wi-Fi" screen, we need to get the device's MAC address.


Step 9 - Click the three dots in the upper right corner and get your Google Home's MAC address.


Step 10 - To register your Google Home device, navigate to USNH Networking Registration.


Step 11 - Click on "My Devices", then on "Register New Device", then enter the MAC address of your Google Home.


Step 12 - Once registered, return to the Google Home App and connect to <campus>-Open (eg UNH-Open, KSC-Open, or PSU-Open).

NOTE: There are occasions when the Google Home will show an error, and you will need to connect your phone to the Open network briefly.

The Google Home will connect to the wireless network.


Step 13 - Once connected, you will be prompted to set up Google Assistant or not, then "Personal Results".


Step 14 - Once you're through that, you can review your setup.


Step 15 - Click "Next" and your speaker is ready to go.


Additional Notes: 

There may be somewhat limited functionality with Google Home on our network. For example, after connecting Spotify account, saying "Hey Google, play Spotify" and opening Spotify on your mobile device will give you the option to control Spotify on the Google Home. However, other apps, such as Google Play Music, may have limited functionality or require you to connect to Google Home as a Bluetooth speaker. To do this, say "Hey Google, turn on Bluetooth" - go to Bluetooth menu of your mobile device and select Google Home to connect.

UNH uses Aruba's "AirGroup" technology to manage wireless broadcast traffic.  Devices reliant on broadcast traffic will be limited to devices in the general proximity.



You have connected your Google Home to the USNH Open Networks.


Further Readings

Connecting a Game Console on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting a Chromecast on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting a Roku Express to the Campus-Open Network

Connecting a Smart TV, Roku, etc. on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting an Amazon Echo or Dot on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting an Amazon Fire Stick on the USNH Wireless Network


Need additional help?

Visit the ET&S Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  

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