Game Consoles

Xbox 360

Register your Xbox or Xbox 360

To connect to Xbox Live, you must first register your Xbox’s network card with ResTek. Because Xboxes cannot pass the steps in our network registration process, you simply need to provide us with your Xbox’s MAC address by filling out our device registration form. Once the MAC address is entered into our system, your Xbox will be assigned an IP address, and your Xbox will have access to Xbox Live.

Locating the MAC address on an Xbox

  1. Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
  2. From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Xbox Live.
  3. From the Connect Status screen, select Settings.
  4. The MAC address is the 12-digit combination of letters and numbers in the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screen

Locating the MAC address on an Xbox 360

  1. Go to the My Xbox area of the Xbox Dashboard and select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  5. At the bottom of this screen you’ll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.

Xbox Live setup

For instructions on the different ways you can set up your Xbox connection, see the Xbox.com Support Page and select your console type.

If you do not have an extra jack in your room to plug in your Xbox, you can purchase a network hub or router from the WWU AS Bookstore, or any large electronics store in the Bellingham area – Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, etc.

PS3/PS2

Register your PlayStation 2 or 3

To connect your PlayStation to the Internet, you must first register your PS’s network card with ResTek. Because PS2s cannot pass the steps in our Network Registration process, you simply need to provide us with your PS’s MAC address by filling out our device registration form. Once the MAC address in entered in to our system, your PS will be assigned an IP, and your PS will have access to the Internet.

Locating the PlayStation 3 MAC address

  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  2. Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select “Settings.”
  3. Once you are in “Settings” select “Network Settings.”
  4. When the “Network Settings” list appears, select the first option which
    is titled “Settings and Connection Status List.”
  5. The physical address will be listed under “MAC Address.” Write this
    number down and submit a device registration at our Device Registration
    page.

Locating the PlayStation 2 MAC address

(To setup the PlayStation2 on the WWU residential network you must first install the Network Adapter according to the instructions found in the installation guide. Once you have installed the network adapter you are ready to begin the ISP setup process.)

  1. Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adapter Startup Disc
  2. Once it has loaded, Press X to enter the ISP SETUP
  3. The ISP SETUP will begin to load
  4. Once the setup process has loaded press X to continue
  5. After the network adapter has been found, press X to continue
  6. Press X again to continue
  7. Select NEW and then press X to continue
  8. Type a name for you ISP setting. This can be any name you would like to associate with this connection.
  9. When asked if you currently subscribe to an ISP service, select YES and press X to continue
  10. For connection type, choose HIGH SPEED CONNECTION (CABLE OR DSL) and press X to continue
  11. Select AUTOMATIC SETTINGS and press X to continue
  12. When asked if your ISP requires a User ID and Password, select NO and press X to continue
  13. When asked if your Internet Service Provider requires you to input a DHCP Host Name, select NO, Unplug your Ethernet cord from the PS2, and press X to continue (Unplugging your Ethernet cord from the PS2 will cause the test to fail, you want this to happen so you can get the PS2 to display your MAC address.)
  14. Wait while your network connection is tested
  15. The network connection test will fail. Do not press X or Triangle. Press Select to see the error message
  16. The Network Adapter / MAC address will be displayed. The address is a combination of 12 numbers and letters

Locating the PlayStation 2 Slim MAC address

  1. With no disks inserted, turn on the PS2 Slim.
  2. After the “Browser/System Configuration” options appear on the screen, push the Triangle button on the PS2 controller.
  3. On the bottom of the Version screen, you’ll see the MAC address of the PS2 Slim.

If you do not have an extra jack in your room to plug in your PS2, you can purchase a network hub or router from the WWU AS Bookstore, or any large electronics store in the Bellingham area -Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, etc.

Wii

Register your Wii

To use your Wii in the residence halls, you may connect it through a wireless router that you have already registered on the network, or you may connect it directly to the wall using a Wii ethernet adapter. You will more than likely experience better game play if you plug directly into the wall because it will allow us to prioritize your Wii.

If you are connecting your Wii directly to the wall using a Wii ethernet adapter, you simply need to provide us with the MAC address of your Wii’s Ethernet adapter (not the Wii itself) by filling out our device registration form. Instructions to obtain this MAC address are below. Once the MAC address is entered into our system, your Wii’s ethernet adapter will be assigned an IP address, and your Wii will have access to the internet.

Finding the Wii ethernet adapter MAC address

Unless you will be connecting wirelessly, you first must purchase the Nintendo Wii LAN Adapter. The MAC address should be written on the side of the adapter. If the MAC address is not clearly visible, follow these instructions:

  1. From the home screen, select the “Wii” button in the lower left hand corner.
  2. From here, select “Wii Settings” which will be the on-screen button on the right.
  3. On the this screen, select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of settings.
  4. Select the “Internet” option.
  5. Select the “Console Information” option.
  6. The MAC address will be listed under “USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address”.

Thanks to the University of Tennessee Knoxville Office of Information Technology for instructions on acquiring a Wii’s MAC address.