Connecting Game Devices

If you own a Playstation, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, etc. you can connect to the wireless network. You need the MAC address of your game system to register it. Once you have your MAC address please submit an email to . If you are not sure how to find your device's MAC address, please consult the device specific instructions below.

Please include in your email the following::

  • In the subject line please put "Game Device"
  • In the body of the email please be sure to include the following:
    • Your device type (e.g. Playstation, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, etc.)
    • Your device's MAC address
  • The game system will be registered approximately two business days after the email is received.

Select your Device: PlayStation 2 | PlayStation 3 | Playstation 4 | Playstation Vita | Xbox | Xbox One | Xbox 360 | Nintendo Wii | Nintendo Wii U | Nintendo DS | Nintendo 3DS | Apple TV | Other Device

You are responsible for all activity that takes place from the equipment registered to you.

PlayStation 2

To set up your PlayStation 2 on the network, you must first install the network adapter. You can use the instructions found in the installation guide or on the PlayStation 2 Network Adapter web site. Once you have installed the network adapter you are ready to begin the registration process.

  • Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adapter Startup CD.
  • Once it has loaded, select ISP Setup and press X.
  • The ISP SETUP will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  • For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
  • Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue.
  • At the connection test screen, select Advanced and press X to continue.
  • At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC Address at the bottom. It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. You will need this number to register your game console.
  • To register your PlayStation 2 send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

PlayStation 3

To set up the PlayStation 3 follow these steps:

  • Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  • Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select "Settings."
  • Once you are in "Settings" select "Network Settings."
  • When the "Network Settings" list appears, select the first option which is titled "Settings and Connection Status List."
  • Write down the "MAC Address." It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Playstation 4

  • Turn on your PS4 and wait for the Dynamic Menu to appear.
  • Press up on the D-Pad and scroll to the right, select Settings.
  • Scroll down and select System in the Settings menu.
  • You MAC Address should be displayed by the subject title MAC Address (LAN Cable).
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

PlayStation Vita

  • Open the settings app.
  • Scroll until you see System Options and tap on it.
  • Tap System Information
  • Your MAC Address is listed here.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox

  • Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
  • From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Settings.
  • From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.
  • At the lower right-hand corner of the screen you will see "MAC=" followed by a combination of 12 numbers and letters. Write this down (this is your MAC address) and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox 360

  • Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
  • Select Edit Settings.
  • From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  • At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
  • Write this down (this is your MAC address) and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Xbox One

  • Xbox One will want you to have an internet connection before it will allow you to see your MAC Address. Here is a way around this issue so you can collect your MAC Address and submit a work request with us.
  • Boot up the system and allow it to run the start-up protocol.
  • When it fails, the One will prompt you to continue or fix.
  • Select fix it.
  • The One will attempt to diagnose any issues and take you to a screen prompting you to manually set up a connection.
  • You will see your MAC Address listed on the screen.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo Wii

If you have a web browser for the Nintendo Wii, you can connect to the internet with the web browser and fill out the registration form. If you do not have the web browser, please follow the steps below:

  • Turn on the Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu, select Wii Options. (It is the round button in the lower left corner that says "Wii".)
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • Write down the MAC address. It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo Wii U

  • Turn on the Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu, select Wii Options. (It is the round button in the lower left corner that says "Wii".)
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo DS

  • First insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.
  • After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  • The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.
  • Write down the MAC address and send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo 3DS

  • From the Home Menu select System Settings
  • Select Internet Settings
  • Tap Other Information
  • Tap Confirm MAC Address and you will see your MAC Address listed.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Apple TV

  • Select Settings.
  • If you are using software version 1.x, select About. If you are using software version 2.0, select General, and then select About.
  • The MAC Address will be listed as either Wireless ID or Ethernet ID.
  • You can also find both the Wireless ID or Ethernet ID on the UPC label on the bottom or back of the Apple TV box, next to the serial number.
  • To register your device, write down the "MAC Address". It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

How to set up other devices

For other network devices like Tivo systems, wireless TVs, etc. please consult the manufacturer's documentation for how to find the MAC address and then send an email to  with this information as well as the type of device you are registering.

If you are having difficulty determining your MAC address please contact the Help Desk for assistance. In most cases you will need to bring the device, power adapter, and any instruction manuals and/or installation CDs to the Help Desk office on the ground floor of Ferguson Hall to have them configured properly.

Remember: You are responsible for all activity that takes place from the equipment registered to you.