Purdue Village

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Wintek provides high-speed wireless (URWintek) and wired internet for residents living in the Purdue Village Apartments (PVIL).

Wintek provides high-speed wireless (URWintek) and wired internet for residents living in the Purdue Village Apartments (PVIL).

To be eligible to use the URWintek data services you must be a Purdue Village resident and have current Purdue network credentials.

How to Connect

  1. Select URWintek from the wireless options list
  2. Use your Purdue credentials as username and password

PVIL Support: (765) 269-8580

Connecting gaming devices

If your gaming device, console, or smart device (Roku, Alexa, Apple TV, etc.) supports a wired ethernet connection, simply connect it to one of the available ports on the Cisco Access Point.

If you prefer to connect your gaming console or smart device wirelessly, you will need submit a gaming device request.

Please use the “URWintek-Gaming” SSID for wireless gaming device connectivity. The URWintek-Gaming wireless network is NOT username and password-authenticated because most gaming devices/platforms do not support usernames. 

The MAC Address will be an alphanumeric phrase that is 12 characters long. For example, “BACDEF0112A4”. Please reference this document for help to find the MAC address on your gaming console.

Once you submit the form, we will send you a confirmation email. Once you receive this email, please connect your device to the URWintek-Gaming wireless network.

Support

If you need support, please complete the form below. Our technical support staff will review your information and contact you. If this is an urgent issue, please call 765-269-8580.

FAQs

What is URWintek?
URWintek is the high-speed wireless and wired network deployed in each unit of every tenant occupied building in the Purdue Village (PVIL). Each living room space in every unit has a Cisco Access Point that delivers the URWintek service.
Will my devices work with the wireless network?
All devices that support 2.4Ghz and/or 5Ghz wireless frequencies will work on the wireless network. Your device must also support username and password authentication in order to access the wireless network (Please see below for information on how to connect your gaming or smart device). If your device has the option of selecting either the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequency, it is recommended that you use the 5Ghz option as this will result in better overall performance.
Can I bring my own Wireless Router?
Yes, however it is STRONGLY recommended that you do not. By using your own wireless router connected to one of the wired data ports, you will broadcast another wireless network which will interfere with the overall wireless performance of the URWintek wireless service. You will not only cause potential wireless problems for yourself, but for others as well.
What are the wireless technical specifications?
URWintek is supported on both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless frequencies with the SSID of “URWintek”. URWintek-Gaming also supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless frequencies.
How can I connect my gaming or smart devices?

If the gaming device, console, or smart device (Alexa, Roku, iHome, Apple TV etc.) supports a wired ethernet connection, it is STRONGLY recommended that you connect this to one of the available wired ports on the Cisco Access Point in the living space of your unit. If you prefer to have your gaming console or smart device connected via wireless, please do the following.

  • Go to the Gaming page and submit the MAC address of the console or smart device. We will manually add the MAC address of the device or console to our system and it will be authenticated, no password will be needed. If you need help locating the MAC address of your console, please refer to the manufacturer instructions or refer to the PDF guide on our Gaming page.
  • Use the “URWintek-Gaming” SSID for wireless connectivity. The “URWintek” SSID will not work for your gaming console or smart device.
Note: URWintek and URWintek-Gaming wireless networks do not support Chromecast devices.
How do I connect to Purdue remotely to access network resources?
You will be able to access the resources just like if you were on campus connected to PAL.
My Purdue Network credentials are not working
Wintek does not have access to support and make changes to your Purdue username and password. Please go to the following website for support related to username and password issues or contact ITaP directly.
How do I access Academic Journals through URWintek?

EZProxy is a tool that will allow you to access the Libraries eResources from off-campus just as if you were on campus. When you see the login screen, you are being asked to log in to EZProxy using your career account and password.

While on URWintek:

  • Go to the Purdue Libraries homepage at https://www.lib.purdue.edu
  • Select: Database at the “Browse” prompt
  • Search for IEE and click on the link
  • You will be directed to the login page where you will log in with your Purdue Career account information.

It is important to follow the above steps and not bypass the above noted library links. Attempting to access IEEE directly will result in a connection failure.

BoilerTV Streaming

You will be able to stream BoilerTV with the Stream2 app on your device while connected at the Purdue Village. Please refer to https://www.housing.purdue.edu/btv/faq for details on how to connect and use this service.

Please note that Wintek is not able to support BoilerTV directly. Any questions about the service or service issues should be referred to BoilerTV.

How do I get support?
Please do not contact ResNet or ITaP for technical support related to your connection at PVIL, as they will not be able to help you. URWintek technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the following number: 765-269-8580. You can also submit a trouble ticket online. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., there will be a live person available to help you. After 5 p.m. and on the weekends, if you need to speak with a live person,please leave a message and the Engineer on Call will respond to you within two hours.