Connecting a Video Game Console


It is possible to connect your internet ready game consoles to the Residential Network to play online games. Like a computer, each of these devices has a hardware address that must be registered with ResNet for the device to have access to the network. To register consoles, their unique adapter (MAC) address must added to the system, please complete this form to register your MAC address.

Xbox 360 Configuration

Find the Xbox 360's adapter address
  1. Go to the System from the Settings menu.

    Settings > Systems

  2. Select Network Settings.

    Select Network Settings

  3. Select Wired Network.

    From Available Networks select Wired Network

  4. Select Configure Network.

    Select Configure Networks

  5. In the top right corner, select Additional Settings.

    Select Additional Settings

6. Select Advanced Settings.

Select Advanced Settings

7. Find the MAC address in the lower section and enter that in the registration form.

Find Mac Address

Playstation 3 Configuration

Find the Playstation 3's adapter address
  1. Go to "Settings" on the Cross Media Bar (XMB) and select "System Settings."
  2. Scroll down and select "System Information."

  3. Your MAC Address will be the third item listed.

  4. Register the adapter (MAC) address on ResNet.

Wii U

  1. Click on Settings

    1. Click on Settings

  2. Click on Internet Options

    2. Click on Internet

  3. Click on View MAC Address

    3. Click on View MAC Address

  4. Copy MAC Address and enter that in the registration form.

    4. Copy MAC Address to Registration page

Wii Configuration

Find the Wii's adapter address
  1. On the Wii home menu press the Wii button in the lower left corner.

    Wii button

  2. Select "Wii Settings."

    Wii Settings

  3. Scroll to page 2 by selecting the right arrow in the settings screen.

    Go to page 2

  4. Select "Internet."

    Internet

  5. Select "Console Information."

    Console Information

  6. The adapter (MAC) address will be displayed at the top of the screen.

    Wii MAC Address

  7. Copy your MAC Address and enter that in the registration form.

Gamecube Configuration

Find the Gamecube's Adapter Address
  1. Remove the Gamecube broadband adapter from the bottom of the Gamecube
  2. The adapter address is written on the bottom of the adapter
    Gamecube Broadband Adapter
  3. Enter your MAC Address in the registration form.

Playstation 2 Configuration

Find the PS2's adapter address
  1. Power on the PS2 and load the "Network Adapter Startup Disk."
  2. Press X to enter ISP Setup, press X again to continue after the setup has loaded.
  3. Press X to continue twice after the PS2 searches for and finds the network adapter.
  4. Select "New" from the menu, and press X.
  5. In the dialog box for ISP Setting, type "ResNet" and push X.
  6. At the next screen, select "Yes," and press X.
  7. Select "Automatic Settings" at the next screen, then press X.
  8. Select "No" at the screen asking for a required username and password, then press X.
  9. Select "No" again when it asks if you have a required DHCP hostname, and press X.
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The PS2 will begin testing the network connection. When the test fails, a dialog box will appear. Press "Select" when this occurs. The PS2 adapter address will be listed in the blue box that appears under "Hardware MAC Address:"

Hardware MAC Address

Register the PS2's adapter address

Copy your MAC Address and enter that in the registration form.

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Xbox Configuration

Find the Xbox's adapter address
  1. Power on the Xbox with no disk in it.
  2. At the main menu, choose "Xbox Live."
  3. At the next screen, select "Network Setup."

Xbox Live

The adapter address is located in the bottom–right corner of the "Network Settings" screen. It is labeled "MAC=", followed by a 12–digit string starting with "00." That string is the adapter address.

Network Settings

Register the Xbox's adapter address

If you do not have a computer registered with ResNet, we recommend you register the Xbox the same way described in the Gamecube section. If you do have a computer registered, we recommend changing the Xbox's adapter address to match your computer's. While only one of the devices can use the network at the same time, you will not have to switch which device is registered and will avoid the 10–15 minute delay that comes with registering a network device. Follow these steps to change your Xbox adapter address:

  1. Find your computer's adapter address. See step C of our connection guide if you do not know how.
  2. In the "Network Settings" screen, choose the "Advanced" option.
  3. At the next screen, set the field titled "MAC Address" to the address of your computer.

Advanced

Configure the Xbox's network settings
  1. Go back to the "Network Settings" screen.
  2. Click on "IP Addresses."
  3. Make sure the "Configuration" field is set to "Automatic."
  4. Go back to the "Network Settings" screen again.
  5. Click on "DNS Servers."
  6. Make sure the "Configuration" field in this window as well is set to "Automatic."

Configuratons

The Xbox should be able to access the network now.

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Graphics and text used with permission from Oregon State University.