Be advised that all gaming consoles can only connect via wired connection (Ethernet). They cannot connect to the campus network wirelessly. Every residence room has wall plates with Ethernet network jacks in them. You will need an Ethernet cable to plug into the wall plate jack (if you don't have a cable, they are available for sale at the campus Bookstore). In your room, the blue Ethernet jack on the left should be active, if not try the blue Ethernet jack on the right. If for some reason you’re not getting a connection please contact the Service Desk.
You need your console's physical (MAC) address to begin the registration process. For instructions on how to obtain it, follow the instructions below for your specific console.
If you already have your MAC address:
Follow the steps below to register your gaming console with the Stonehill network.
- Make sure your computer is connected to the campus network and your game console is turned on and connected to the Ethernet (the network jack) in your residence room. (Gaming consoles can only connect to the campus network via Ethernet. To connect your gaming devices, connect to the guest network.)
- Open a web browser and browse to the registration web site and complete the form. Leave the IP Address field blank.
If you correctly entered the required information, you will be prompted with a message that says "Device successfully registered," and you will be granted full network connectivity on the device, usually within an hour.
To find your MAC address:
- Go to the system area of the Xbox dashboard, select Network Settings.
- Select Edit Settings.
- Under Basic Settings make sure the IP settings are on Automatic.
- Go to Additional Settings then select Advanced Settings.
- At the bottom of this screen you'll see your wired MAC address.
- Go to My Xbox in the Xbox Dashboard and select Settings.
- In the Settings pane, select Network.
- Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab.
- At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC.
- On the main menu, select Settings.
- Select System Settings.
- Select System Information.
- Your MAC address will be displayed on the screen.
- Start up your PlayStation 4 without a disk in the drive.
- Find the System Settings icon and select the X.
- Click System Information and press the X.
- Your Mac Address will display.