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At IU, how do I register my gaming console?

Note: Gaming consoles cannot connect to WPA2 Enterprise, and therefore cannot authenticate to IU Secure. For information about how to connect your gaming console wirelessly, see What is IU DeviceNet?

To use your PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 2 Slim, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, or Ouya console for interactive gaming on the Indiana University network, you first need to register the device's Ethernet MAC address. To do so, open the console's Internet browser and navigate to:

https://dhcp.iu.edu/

If the device does not have a browser, or if you are unable to complete online registration, email your campus Support Center with:

  • Your building and room number
  • Your Network ID username
  • The type of device you're registering (e.g., PlayStation 3, Wii)
  • The device's MAC address

A consultant will manually register your console on the network, and notify you when the process is complete.

Use the instructions below to find the MAC address for your device:

Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of devices; rather, it includes those which are commonly used and widely available.


PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3

  1. Power up the device with no disc in the drive.

  2. When the main menu screen appears, select Settings.

  3. Select System Settings.

  4. Select System Information. Your MAC address will appear on this screen.

PlayStation 2

  1. Load the Network Adapter Start-up Disc, provided with the PS2 Ethernet adapter. Select ISP Setup from the screen. To continue, press the X button on your controller.

  2. Review the license agreement, and then select Agree and press the X button to continue.

  3. Choose Local Area Network (LAN) as your connection type. Press the X button to continue.

  4. Select Automatic Configuration, and press the X button to continue.

  5. On the Connection Test screen, select Advanced. Press the X button to continue.

  6. On the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure that Automatic is selected. Your MAC address will appear at the bottom of the screen.

PlayStation 2 Slim

  1. Power up the PS2 Slim with no disc in the drive.

  2. After the "Browser/System Configuration" options appear on the screen, push the triangle button on the PS2 controller.

  3. Your MAC address will appear at the bottom of the Version screen.

Xbox 360

Note: Installing the New Xbox Experience (NXE) may reset the alternate MAC address, if configured. If your Xbox 360 no longer has network access after installing the NXE, repeat these instructions. (NXE is usually standard on Xbox 360 Elites, and may be an upgrade option on other models.)

  1. To access the Xbox Guide, press the Xbox Guide button on the Xbox 360 controller. The Guide button is silver, is in the center of the controller, and has a green X on it.

  2. Press right until you reach the Settings blade.

  3. Select System Settings, and then Network Settings.

  4. If you have installed the NXE, select Configure Network, open Additional Settings, and then open the Advanced Settings tab.

    If you have an Xbox Elite, make sure the Ethernet cable is plugged in, and then select Wired Network. Open Configure Network, then Additional Settings, and then open the Advanced Settings tab.

    If you have not installed the NXE, select Edit Settings, then open Additional Settings, and then Advanced Settings.

  5. Your MAC address will appear under "Wired MAC Address".

Wii

The Nintendo Wii does not have a built-in Ethernet (wired) connection. To use your Wii on the IU network, use a Nintendo-compliant USB LAN (Ethernet) adapter.

To obtain your Ethernet MAC address after installing the USB LAN adapter:

  1. Click the Wii button on the lower left side of the main menu.

  2. Select Wii Settings, and click the arrow on the right side of the screen.

  3. Choose Internet, and then Console Information. Your Wii's MAC address will appear under "USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address".

Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U does not have a built-in Ethernet (wired) connection. To use your Wii U on the IU network, use a Nintendo-compliant USB LAN (Ethernet) adapter.

To obtain your Ethernet MAC address after installing the USB LAN adapter:

  1. From the Wii U menu, select Settings.

  2. Select Internet.

  3. Choose View MAC Address. Your Wii U's MAC address will appear under "USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address".

Ouya

  1. Follow the Ouya gaming system instructions to connect your device to a wireless network.

  2. When prompted to connect to an available wireless network, select IU DeviceNet.

  3. After you initially connect, you should see the system's MAC address.

  4. Register the MAC address for IU DeviceNet.

  5. Wait five minutes, and then reboot the device.
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Last modified on December 17, 2013.

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