Most Internet ready game consoles can be used on ResNet. In order to connect to the network you must first register your unit so it is recognized by the the network. You can connect through a wired or wireless interface but must register the correct interface you want to use.
Registration of Game Consoles
Before you register your Game console you must locate the system’s MAC address found in your system settings. Once you have this 12digit alpha numeric address follow the like below and select “Game/Media Console Registration”.
Register here –> https://support.newpaltz.edu/index.php?/Tickets/Submit
Finding your Game Console MAC Addresses
Every device that can connect to a network has a unique identifier called a “MAC address”. In order to connect to the college network you need to supply this unique identifier.
MAC addresses consist of 12 characters which can be numbers or the letters A through F. MAC addresses are often broken up into pairs using colons. “01:23:45:67:89:AB” is an example of a MAC address. Every character is important when copying down a MAC address so double check it!
XBOX 360: Turn on your XBOX 360 without a disc in the system. In the “System” area of the XBOX 360 dashboard select “Network Settings”. Select “Edit Settings”. From “Advanced Settings” select “Advanced Settings”. On this screen you should see “Wired MAC Address” followed by the MAC address of the system.
XBOX: Turn on your XBOX without a disc in the system. Select “Settings” in the XBOX dashboard and then select “Network Settings”. The MAC address of the system is located on the bottom right-hand corner of the Network Settings screen. (It usually has “MAC=” in front of it.)
Playstation 2: Start your Playstation 2 with the “Network Adaptor Startup Disc”. Once the disc is loaded select “ISP Setup” and then agree to the license agreement that is presented. When prompted for a network type select “Local Area Network (LAN)”. Next select “Automatic Configuration”. At the “Connection Test” screen select “Advanced”. On the next screen you should see the MAC address of the system after “MAC address:”.
Gamecube: The MAC address should be printed on the outside of the network adapter. You may need to remove the network adapter from the Gamecube to see the label.
Nintendo Wii (with Wireless adapter): When at the Wii Menu screen, click the Wii icon in the lower left corner. Select “Wii Settings”. Click the arrow on the right side of the screen to advance to the next page of settings. Select “Internet”. Select “Console Information”. The MAC Address for your console will be displayed. After you have written down the address, repeatedly select Back to return to the Wii Menu screen.
Nintendo Wii (with LAN adapter): From the Wii Channel screen select the “Wii” button then go into “Wii Settings”. On the second page find the option “Internet” then go under “Console Information”. This screen should have a line with “USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address” or “LAN Adapter MAC Address” or similar. (Note: The wireless MAC address will not work. You must have a Wii LAN adapter. See the Nintendo Wii section below for more information.)
Nintendo DS: The Nintendo DS systems only supports wireless connections. Start the WFC compatible game. Go to “Settings”. Select “Nintendo WFC Setup”. Select “Options”. Select “System Information”. Your MAC address and your Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection ID will be displayed.
The Student Help Desk can only provide very basic support for game consoles and devices. For support beyond basic troubleshooting you will need to contact the manufacturer of either the game console or the specific game you are having issues with.
The following game consoles and portable devices are known to work on ResNet:
- Microsoft XBOX
- Microsoft XBOX 360
- Sony Playstation 2
- Sony Playstation 3
- Nintendo Gamecube
- Nintendo Wii (No wireless – See the Wii section below!)
The following game consoles and portable devices are known NOT to work on ResNet:
- Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
- Nintendo DS (See the DS section below!)
Once your console is registered by a network administrator you will need to configure your game console with the appropriate network settings. Please consult the documentation that came with your console or the manufacturers website for information on how to install any needed hardware components and configure the network settings of the network adapter.
Generally speaking all you should have to do is clear out any existing network settings and make sure you select the “Automatic” or “DHCP” options on the configuration screens dealing with IP address assignments.
If your console is complaining of MTU issues or other network related issues make sure you supplied the Student Help Desk with the correct MAC address and that you have cleared any existing network settings.