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Residence Hall Networking

Registering Devices for use in the Residence Halls

If you are connecting to the Wired network or to the SMU_Guest network, you must register the device annually before obtaining an internet connection. The device will be registered for 365 days.  Please only use SMU_Guest wireless for devices that can not connect to the secured wireless network (PerunaNet).

Please Note: To maintain network security, any devices requiring the use of Universal Plug and Play, or UPnP, require additional configuration. While devices that require UPnP are rare, please let the IT Help Desk know if you need to register one of these devices so the proper configurations are applied to allow the device to function.

Get Started

In order to register your device you will need to do the following:

  1. Obtain the device's MAC address
  2. Register the MAC address 
  3. Unplug the device from the wall for 30 minutes to ensure that it is fully powered off. 

For detailed instructions for your particular device, Gaming Device Registration information page.

Video Tutorial