Division of Information Technology
Division of Information Technology

Game Systems & Devices

The process for using game systems and media devices on ResidentialWiFi has been simplified.  Residential students no longer need to get the MAC address of the device and enroll it with SafeConnect.  Now, simply connect the game system or media device to ResidentialWiFi and it should work. However, if it does not, follow the setup instructions below on how to enroll it with the MAC address.

 

DEVICES THAT DO NOT WORK ON THE UNCP NETWORK:  1) Chromecast, 2) Wireless Printers (can only be used with a cable and the wireless capability turned off), and 3) Routers are not allowed.

 

SETUP INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIFIC DEVICES

Microsoft Xbox 360
Microsoft Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii U
Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 4
Roku Streaming Player
Smart TV
Apple TV 
Amazon Fire Stick

 

GAME SYSTEM VENDOR SITES

Below is a list of vendor websites for popular video game consoles. These sites detail how to get to and manage your wireless settings for these devices.  Please remember DoIT does not support game systems (and other media devices) other than registering them on the network. If you need additional assistance, please contact the manufacturer or search the Internet for instructions.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FINDING MAC ADDRESSES

 


Microsoft Xbox 360

Wired Mac Address

Wireless Mac Address

 

  1. Go to the My XBox area of the Xbox Dashboard
  2. Select System Settings
  3. Select Network Settings
  4. Select Wired Network
  5. Select Configure Network
  6. On the right you will find an Additional Settings tab
  7. Select Advanced Settings
  8. Adapter Address is listed as Wired MAC Address

 

 

  • Newer Xbox 360 consoles with built in WiFi use the same MAC address for wired or wireless access. 
  • If you have an older console which uses a legacy WiFi adapter please consult the adapter's manual.

 

 


Microsoft Xbox One

 

 

 

  1. Go to the Home screen
  2. Select My games & apps
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Network
  5. Select Advanced Settings
  6. MAC Addresses are listed on the right

 

 


Nintendo 3DS

Wired Mac Address

Wireless Mac Address

 

  • The Nintendo 3DS does not have wired Ethernet ports built in. DoIT is unaware of an official Ethernet adapter at this time.

 

  1. Turn on your Nintendo 3DS and access the System Settings by tapping the wrench icon.
  2. Tap Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.

 

 


Sony Playstation 3

Wired Mac Address

Wireless Mac Address

 

  1. Power up the PlayStation3 without any disc in the drive
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Network Settings
  4. Select the first option, Settings and Connection Status List
  5. This screen will list information for both Wired and Wireless Connections. Make sure you are not looking under the heading of Wireless.
  6. The adapter address will be listed under MAC Address

 

 

  1. Power up the PlayStation3 without any disc in the drive
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Network Settings
  4. Select the first option, Settings and Connection Status List
  5. information for both Wired and Wireless Connections. Make sure you are looking under the heading of Wireless.
  6. The adapter address will be listed under MAC Address

 

 


Sony Playstation Vita

Wired Mac Address

Wireless Mac Address

 

  • The Sony Playstation Vita does not have wired Ethernet ports built in. DoIT is unaware of an official Ethernet adapter at this time.

 

  • From the Vita Home Screen, tap the Settings application and then tap Start.
  • Swipe up on the screen to scroll down to the System option, and then tap the System option.
  • Tap the System Information option.
  • Your MAC Address will be on this screen.

 


Sony Playstation 4

 

 

 

  1. Go to the Home screen
  2. Arrow up and over to Settings
  3. Scroll down to Network
  4. Scroll down to View Connection Status
  5. MAC Addresses are listed on the right