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Internet Device Registration

This article describes how you can register your internet device, such a gaming console or TV streaming device, on 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 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.

More information on finding your device's MAC address can be found on the Finding a MAC Address page.

Note: These devices are not supported: Chromecast, Original Wii, and printers.

Further Resources

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.