Gaming & Internet TV Devices

Device Registration


The University of Dayton supports online gaming and Internet TV devices on both the residential wired and wireless networks in the residence halls and neighborhoods. You need to register your device's MAC address for it to work on the UD network. 

Personal assistant devices or voice recorders/smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon Echo are not supported on UD’s wireless network.

NOTE: When establishing a wireless connection, be sure to connect to UDwireless. Do NOT connect to UDsecure or eduroam for wireless gaming.

To register your device:

  1. Log into 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 wired or "UDwireless" 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.

Related Links

Locating Device MAC Addresses

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 IDs (both Ethernet and wireless) 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. Both the wired (LAN Cable) and wireless (Wi-Fi) MAC addresses 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.

NOTE: The University of Dayton does not support wireless gaming for the Nintendo Wii. In order for your Wii to access the Internet on the UD network the USB Ethernet adapter (sold separately) must be used.

image of wii adapter

Nintendo Wii LAN Adapter

  1. From the main menu, select the Wii button in the lower left corner.
  2. Select Wii Settings.
  3. Select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of options.
  4. Select the Internet option.
  5. Select the Console Information option.
  6. The MAC address will be listed under USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address.

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 wired and wireless MAC addresses are 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 Wired and Wireless MAC address. They should be very similar, with the last two digits being slightly different. Please register the WIRELESS or WIRED MAC address. Note: Registering the WIRED MAC Address will require connecting the device using an Ethernet cable.

Online Gaming Policy

Currently UD only supports the ability of online gaming on the 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.