Student Gaming Devices
In order to connect your gaming device to the Residence Hall network, you will need to register your gaming device with the IT Help Desk. These devices must be registered on the wired or wireless network to play online. Gaming devices must be connected directly to the Ethernet port in your residence hall. Routers are not allowed on the network.
In order to register your device you will need to do the following:
- Plug in your device and power it up first. It needs to attempt the network connection before you complete the registration form.
- Obtain the device's MAC address (see appropriate instructions below)
- Register the MAC address
- Unplug the device from power for 30 minutes before plugging back in and connecting to SMU_Guest.
Instructions by Device
- Nintendo Wii
- Nintendo Wii U
- Nintendo Switch
- Playstation 2
- Playstation 3
- Playstation 4
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
Using the wireless network
Many gaming devices offer wireless connection capabilities. However, not all support the WPA security type required by the SMU network. If your device does offer WPA, you will need to configure the device just as you would your computer. Once it is configured for SMU_Guest, locate the Mac address and register the address according to the instructions above. The device should then connect via SMU_Guest.