Connecting Gaming Devices and Internet TV

The University of Dayton supports online gaming and Internet TV 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

Smart Devices on the Campus Network

Streaming devices, smart speakers and other smart home devices (e.g., Amazon Echo / Dot, Apple Bonjour services like AirPlay and AirTunes, Chromecast and Google Home, devices controlled by mobile apps, wireless printers) are primarily intended for use on consumer wireless networks, not enterprise networks like we have at UD. 

These devices typically will not function properly on UD's wireless network. The IT Service Center is happy to assist onboarding devices and resolving any device authentication issues. However, due to the growing number of devices that are available, communication issues between smart home devices is not supported at this time.

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

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 gaming device

  1. Log into the device registration site (NOTE: the device registration site is only available from on-campus networks)

  2. Make sure your device (i.e. game console) is connected to the UDconnect 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

Amazon Firestick

  1. From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll down to Settings.
  2. Scroll to the right and select System.
  3. Scroll down to and select About.
  4. Scroll down to Network - Your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s MAC Address will be listed on the right in the format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.

Apple TV

On Apple TV, you can find the network address using the following:

  • Software version 1.x: Settings > About

  • Software version 2.0: Settings > General > About

The Apple TV network ID can also be found on the UPC label on the Apple TV box. This is the same label that lists the serial number for your Apple TV.


  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.


  1. Press the TiVo button to go to TiVo Central.

  2. Select Messages and Settings.

  3. Select Phone and Network Setup.

  4. On the Phone and Network Setup screen, the MAC address will be displayed on the top right of the screen.

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 360
NOTE: The wireless MAC address is the same on the Xbox 360.

  1. Go to the system area of the Xbox dashboard and select Network Settings.

  2. Select Edit Settings.

  3. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.

  4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Alternate MAC Address.  

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 Advance Settings.

  6. Under Advanced Settings on the right hand side, you will find your wireless MAC address to register. 

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