Due to popular demand by our students, we officially support gaming on the Edinboro University Residence Hall Network! You can now register your gaming console with our network and get access to the online experience offered by your favorite video games and even network across campus for LAN parties! All you need is your Student ID, your Video Game System, and the MAC address of your gaming device.
What is a "MAC Address" you ask?
Your MAC address (also known as your hardware address or physical address) is a series of two-character codes which uniquely identifies a network device (Similar to this: 00-0A-F4-DB-E2-3C). You must correctly provide the MAC address for your gaming device when you register.
If you know how to find this information, proceed to the Registration Form at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, listed below are the methods to obtain the MAC address from your console:
- Turn on your Xbox console with nothing loaded in the disc tray.
- From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Xbox Live.
*Note: It is assumed that you cannot connect to Xbox Live yet. Therefore, you should receive the following message: "Could not connect to Xbox Live. Do you want to troubleshoot your network connection?" This is supposed to happen.
- From the Connect Status screen, select Settings.
- The 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screen is the MAC address for your console. WARNING: Do not make any changes to the MAC address.
- Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
- Select Edit Settings.
- Under Basic Settings, make sure the IP Settings is on Automatic.
- From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
- At the bottom of the Advanced Settings screen, you'll see a heading called "Wired MAC Address." This is the MAC address for your system.
*Note: You should have a Network Adapter Startup Disc that was included with your network adapter or console. This will be required for online play.
- After properly installing the network adapter, turn on the PS2 and load the Network Adapter Startup Disc into the system.
- Once it has fully loaded, select ISP Setup and press X.
- The ISP Setup will load and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
- For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
- Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue.
- At the connection test screen, select Advanced and press X to continue.
- At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. While you are at this screen, your MAC address is located at the mid-bottom of the screen.
- With no disc inserted into the console, turn on the Slimline PS2.
- After the Browser/System Configuration options appear on the screen, press Δ.
- On the bottom of the Version screen, you'll see the MAC address for your console.
- From the PS3 main menu screen, select Settings.
- Select System Settings.
- Select System Information. This screen will display your PS3 MAC address.
Nintendo Wii (Using LAN adapter):
- From the Wii Channel menu, (First menu after system turns on) select Wii Settings (the round button at the bottom left of the screen which has "Wii" on it).
- Select Internet, then Console Settings.
- The MAC address for the console is displayed on the first line.
- Remove the GameCube's broadband adapter from the bottom of the console. (We do not support the Dial-up modem for the system)
- Printed on the underside of the adapter is the MAC address.
-LAN (i.e. Local Area Network) gaming between residence halls is now supported as well! It is highly recommended to register your system even if you do not plan on playing games online.
-The University firewall may interfere with online play. There will be no exceptions made to allow systems to bypass the firewall. As such, your online experience may vary.
-This registration is for consoles being used in Residence Halls Only. They will not work in academic buildings.
-At this time, there is technically NO support for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and PSP on our wireless network. For the Nintendo Wii and DS, there are two alternative methods for connection:
1. You can purchase a Wii LAN Adapter for the Nintendo Wii (which will require registering your Wii MAC address)
2. Purchase a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector for use with your Nintendo Wii/DS. (which does not require you to register a MAC address)
*Note: You may have to disable your firewall during use of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector.
You can purchase these items separately if you wish to have your Wii or DS connected to our network. If you choose the Wii LAN Adapter, you will need to provide the MAC address for the Wii console. (Instructions provided above)
-Important: Personal wireless routers are prohibited in the residence halls!
-We are only responsible for ensuring that you are registered with our network properly. We are not responsible for troubleshooting any issues relating to your console. You will have to contact the respective company to resolve the issue.
-The Edinboro Help Desk will not assist you with obtaining this information or completing configuration on your gaming device.
To register your Gaming console on the network please click on the following link and enter studnent help desk ticket for
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is not responsible for your online experience such as offensive or obscene material viewed while playing any game or browsing any website. Any illegal activities committed during use of a system on our network will result in the immediate revocation of internet privileges along with any other punishment deemed necessary by the proper authorities.