We had our first ticket come in today requesting connectivity assistance in a dorm for Home Pod. According to the info provided to me, it sounds like the device doesn't play well if the source device and the pod are not on the same SSID and the home pod doesn't appear to support 802.1x. For example, if you want to have a iPhone on a dot1x SSID and the Home Pod on a PSK SSID, even if they are in the same VLAN, the set up will fail. This is causing some issues as we only provide PSKs for media/non-dot1x devices and require students with dot1x devices to use their credentials.
Thanks, Chris Adams, CISSP Assistant CIO, Network & Telecom Division of Information Technology University of North Georgia E-Mail: chris.ad...@ung.edu | Office: (706) 867-2891 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Dickson Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:40 PM To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Apple Home Pod Hi all, Wondering if anyone has had time in front of the new Apple Home Pod. According to the Apple support site "HomePod doesn't support public or subscription networks with sign-in requirements or enterprise-style deployments." This is not terribly surprising. What I'm really wondering is how useful is this device in an enterprise environment where L2 protocols are not allowed? The Amazon Echo family of products has 8 out of 9 feature categories supported by L3-only connectivity (only home automation is prevented). Is L2 protocol discovery totally necessary for Apple Home Pod? Thanks in advance, Mike Michael Dickson Network Engineer Information Technology University of Massachusetts Amherst 413-545-9639 michael.dick...@umass.edu PGP: 0x16777D39 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.