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Internet Device Registration

This article describes how you can register your internet device with the PSU network. Doing this will allow it to connect to the internet via PSU's Wi-Fi.

Understanding Internet Device Registration

Network security policies in on-campus housing require that we register all electronic devices connecting to our network with an Odin username. With normal computers, registration is done when you attempt to access the internet for the first time with a web browser. Other devices, like game consoles or streaming media boxes, may not have web browsers and so they can not register themselves in the same fashion. In those cases, we have to manually register them using their Media Access Control (MAC) address.

A MAC address, also known as a physical address, is an address that is associated with a Network Interface Card (NIC) on an electronic device. Every NIC has its own unique MAC address, which allows a device to be uniquely identified on a network.

Registering Your Device

To register your device on our network, OIT will need some information about you and the device. You will need to determine your MAC address and use it to submit an Internet Device Registration Form. More information about how to find your MAC address is below.

Find Your MAC Address

The first thing you'll need to do is to find the MAC address (physical address) for your device. Consult the guides below to find your device's MAC address. MAC addresses should be formatted in the following manner and should contain a mix of letters and numbers: "xy:xy:xy:xy:xy:xy."

If your device is not among those listed here, you should be able to find instructions fairly easily for how to find the MAC address of your device through a Google search.

Apple TV
You can find the MAC address in the device's system information. For more information, view Apple TV: Viewing system information.

Roku
You can find the MAC address on the back of the device. For more information, view Where can I find the wireless MAC and/or wired MAC addresses of my Roku digital video player?

Xbox One
You can find the MAC address in the device's network settings. For more information, view Xbox One: Network settings.

XBox 360
Note: If you have a wireless adapter, it will share the same MAC address as the Ethernet connection.

  1. Go to the "System" area of the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select "Network Settings".
  3. Select "Edit Settings".
  4. Select "Additional Settings".
  5. Select "Advanced Settings".
  6. Record the MAC address listed at the bottom of this screen.

Playstation 4

  1. Turn on the device with no disc in the drive.
  2. From the Main Menu, select "Settings".
  3. Select "System".
  4. Select "System Information".
  5. Record the MAC address displayed on the next screen.

Playstation 3
You can find the MAC address in the device's system information. For more information, view How to Find the PS3 MAC address.

Playstation Vita
You can find the MAC address in the device's system information. For more information, view PS Vita MAC Address.

Wii
You can find the MAC address in the device's console information. For more information, view How to Find the MAC Address on the Wii.

Note: Most Nintendo Wiis are not compatible with our wireless network, so you will need to use a USB ethernet adapter to establish a wired connection.

Wii U
You can find the MAC address in the device's console information. For more information, view How to Find the MAC Address on the Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS
You can find the MAC address in the device's. For more information, view How to Find the MAC Address on Your Nintendo 3DS.

Submit Your MAC Address

Once you've found your MAC address, you simply need to submit the Internet Device Registration Form to get your device registered on our network. Your request will be processed within two business days and you will receive an email notification when it has been completed.

Further Resources

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