All devices that are compatible with wired networking, contain MAC addresses. The MAC address is used to identify the device on the network.
In order for any device to be connected to the wired network, it will need to be registered with OIT. An example of registration: Your PC or MAC is connected to the wired network, when Internet Explorer is opened, you are required to enter your ID and Password to register the device. Since gaming and TiVo devices do not have an internet browser to reach the registration page, these devices must be pre-registered to pass through the registration page.
Locate the Mac Address
- From the Wii Channel Menu, select Wii (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii" on it) and then Wii Settings.
- Click the right arrow to navigate to the second page.
- Select Internet, then Console Information.
- The MAC Address of the Wii Console's LAN Adapter is displayed on the second line.
Create a New Connection
- On the Wii console's main menu, click on the 'Wii button' in the lower left corner.
- This will take you to the settings screen. On this screen, click on 'Wii Settings'.
- In the Wii System Settings, click on the blue arrow on the right to reach the second screen of options. On this screen, click the 'Internet' button.
- Select 'Connection Settings'.
- Select an empty connection slot indicated by 'None'.
- Select 'Wired Connection'.
- Click OK on the next screen. At this point your console will attempt to make a connection with your wired router. **If your connection succeeds then you are able to connect and use online game play. ****If the connection fails, follow the on-screen instructions to check your settings. All Settings should be set to automatic. This includes IP Addresses, Subnet Mask, DNS Servers, and any other settings needed to connect to the network. If you receive an error message, please reference the Error Message / Troubleshooting Section.