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Connecting Video Game Consoles

Also see: OSU Gaming Club

It is possible to connect your internet ready game consoles to the Residential Network to play online games. Like a computer, each of these devices has a hardware address that must be registered with ResNet for the device to have access to the network. To register consoles, their unique adapter (MAC) address must added to the system by clicking Your Account to the left and typing in the adapter address in the box under "Hardware Address."

You can connect any device with a wireless card to the wireless network in the dorms. If you have multiple gaming devices that need access to a wired port, or you want all devices to be on their own private network, you will need a properly configured router. You will also need to configure port forwarding on your router to make some online games work.

 

Xbox 360 Configuration

On the new dashboard NXE 

  1. Scroll Down (if necessary) to "My Xbox"
  2. Go all the way to the right and select System Settings
  3. On the new screen, select Network Settings
  4. Select Configure Network
  5. Under Basic Settings, check to make sure IP Settings is on Automatic
  6. Go right to select the Additional Settings Tab
  7. Go down and select the second item Advanced Settings
  8. Toward the bottom of the screen you should see Wired MAC Address?. The MAC Address is the number below this.

Find the Xbox 360's adapter address on the old dashboard

  1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
  2. Select Edit Settings.
  3. Under Basic Settings, check to make sure the IP Settings is on Automatic.
  4. Now go to Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  5. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
  6. Register the adapter (MAC) address on ResNet by clicking on Your Account to the left.

 

Playstation 3 Configuration

Find the Playstation 3's adapter address

  1. Go to "Settings" on the Cross Media Bar (XMB) and select "System Settings." 
  2. Scroll down and select "System Information." 
  3. Your MAC Address will be the first item listed. 
  4. Register the adapter (MAC) address on ResNet by clicking on Your Account to the left.

 

Wii Configuration

Find the Wii's adapter address

  1. On the Wii home menu press the Wii button in the lower left corner.
  2. Select "Wii Settings."
  3. Scroll to page 2 by selecting the right arrow in the settings screen.
  4. Select "Internet."
  5. Select "Console Information."
  6. The adapter (MAC) address will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  7. Register the adapter (MAC) address on ResNet by clicking on Your Account to the left.

Wii U Configuration

Find the Wii's adapter address

  1. On the Wii U's home menu find and select "System Settings".
  2. Select the "Internet" setting button.
  3. Next select the "View MAC address" option.
  4. The information on your screen should contain your Wii U's MAC address.

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