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Can I connect my gaming console to the internet in my dorm room? [MOVED]
|Author: Peter Blosser Reference Number: AA-00168 Views: 3908 Created: 10-29-2012 12:03 pm Last Updated: 05-14-2013 11:49 am||0 Voters|
Can I connect my gaming console to the internet in my dorm room?
Registering your device to your LetNet account
Yes, though just like with your computer, you'll need to get your system registered to your LetNet account. Because most console devices don't have a web browser that works like a computer, you'll need to manually register these devices.
You can do this via the "Account Center" on https://netreg.letu.edu/account/. After you login, click on the link to "Manually register your device here.", enter the MAC or Hardware address of the devices's network card in the "Mac Address" field and select the type of device you are registering (in this case it should be a "GameConsole"). Once you have entered the information click on "Submit" and then your device should now show up in the list of devices on your account page.
Finding your system's MAC address
So, this begs the question, "How can I find out what my system's MAC address is?" Generally you'll be able to find this listed in one of the setup screens for your device. Let's look at some specific examples.
Nintendo WiiOut of the box, the Wii has some wireless network capability. However, it does not support strong wireless authentication protocols including PEAP (which LetNet Wireless uses), so it is unable to connect to LetNet via wireless. Nintendo sells a Wii LAN Adapter (click here for more details from Nintendo) which WILL allow you to connect your Wii to the network. As with other consoles, you'll need to find the MAC address for the add-on LAN adapter. The optional wired LAN adapter should have its MAC address printed on the side of it.
New dashboard (NXE)
- In the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox and open System Settings.
- Select Network Settings, Configure Network.
- On the Additional Settings tab select Advanced Settings.
- Your MAC address appears here under the label WIred MAC Address. The XBox's optional wireless adapter does not support PEAP authentication, so you'll need to use the wired network connection only.
Old dashboard (Pre-NXE)
- Go to the System blade of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
- Select Edit Settings.
- From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
- Your MAC address appears at the bottom of this screen under the title Wired MAC Address.
- Go to the Settings item on the Cross Media Bar and select System Settings.
- Select System Information.
- MAC address will be displayed as the top item on the list here, in the red-boxed area shown below.