Connecting Gaming Devices

The University of Dayton supports online gaming devices in residence halls and the student neighborhood. You need to register your device's MAC address for it to work on the UD network. ​​​ When establishing a wireless connection, be sure to connect to UDconnect. Do NOT connect to EduRoam for wireless gaming.

Gaming FAQ

** If your device is not listed within this article, contact the IT Service Center at (937) 229-3888.

Smart Devices on the Campus Network

Wireless printers, streaming devices, smart speakers and other smart home devices are not supported on UD’s campus network. There are several issues with attaching a device designed for use on home wireless networks to an enterprise network like we have at UD:

In the case of wireless printers, an individual's printer attached to campus Wi-Fi would be visible and available to use by all students attached to the network.

Because there is no single standard for how consumer smart devices connect to and function on an enterprise network, comprehensive testing and support to ensure these devices can work reliably on our campus is unfeasible.

As a result, use of these devices is not supported on UD's wireless network:

  • Wireless printers
  • Amazon Echo / Dot
  • Apple Bonjour services like AirPlay and AirTunes
  • Chromecast
  • Google Home
  • Devices controlled by mobile apps

Online gaming policy

Registering a gaming device

Locating device MAC addresses

Online gaming policy

Currently UD only supports the ability of online gaming on the wireless residential network.  Academic buildings are also restricted from online gaming. The university reserves the right to remove any gaming device from the network if it is determined to be causing problems for other users, either locally or campus-wide.

Registering a wireless device

NOTE: The device registration site is only available from on-campus networks.

  1. Log into the wireless device registration site.
  2. Enter the MAC address of your device into the registration site.
  3. Enter the Device Type.
  4. Click Create.

    Once registration is complete, physically power off your device (i.e. remove the power cable) for 10 minutes. Power up your device and it should have access to the Internet.

Registering a wired device

NOTE: The device registration site is only available from on-campus networks.

  1. Log into the wired device registration site.
  2. Make sure your device (i.e. game console) is connected to the wired network.
  3. Enter the MAC address of your device into the registration site.
  4. Select the device type from the drop-down window.
  5. Click the register device button.

    When successful, your device will display at the bottom of the device registration page. Please allow 30 minutes for the system to update after registering your device. After 30 minutes, power off your console and power it back on. Your device should have access to the Internet.

Locating device MAC addresses


  1. Unplug the GameCube.
  2. Remove the network adapter from the bottom of the GameCube. The MAC address is printed on the underside of the adapter.

PlayStation 2

  1. Power off the PlayStation 2 and connect the network adapter.
  2. Power on the device and insert the network adapter startup disc.
  3. Once the disc loads select ISP Setup and press X.
  4. The ISP Setup will load and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  5. From the connection type screen, select Local Area Network and press X.
  6. Select Automatic Configuration and press X.
  7. At the connection test screen, choose Advanced and press X.
  8. The Advanced Broadband Settings screen is displayed. Make sure that Automatic is selected and note the MAC address at the bottom of the screen.

PlayStation 3

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.  This screen will display your PS3 MAC address.

PlayStation 4

  1. On the System Panel, navigate to Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select View Connection Status.
  4. The wireless (Wi-Fi) MAC address will be listed.

PlayStation 5

  1. From the Playstation Home screen, select Settings in the upper right.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select System Software.
  4. Select Console Information.
  5. If you are connecting a network cable to the PS5, use LAN Cable. If you are connecting wirelessly, register the Wi-Fi option.


NOTE: The University of Dayton does not support wireless gaming for the Nintendo Wii.

Wii U

  1. From the main menu, select the wrench icon to access the settings menu.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Internet Settings.
  4. Select View MAC Address.
  5. MAC address is displayed.


  1. Insert your Xbox Live DVD in the drive. The software will automatically run and update the Xbox dashboard to show the Xbox Live option. Once this completes, eject the CD and make sure you have your network cable plugged into your Xbox and in the network port. Open the Settings menu.
  2. From Settings, go to Network Settings.
  3. Within the Network Settings menu, you will then see the MAC address in the lower right hand part of the screen.

Xbox One

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps.
  2. Under My Games and Apps, select Apps on the left hand side.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Under Settings, select Network.
  5. Under Network Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  6. Under Advanced Settings on the right hand side, you will find your wireless MAC address to register. 


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