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Gaming & Internet TV Devices
The University of Dayton supports online gaming and Internet TV devices on the residential wired network - residence halls and neighborhoods. You need to register your device's MAC address for it to work on the UD network. Devices without web browser access will not work on the wireless network. Registration only applies to the wired residential network.
NOTE: For any housing changes (new check-ins or moves), please wait 24 hours after check-in to register your game console. This will ensure your address is updated in the device registration system.
To register your device:
- Log into UD's device registration site with your UD account username and password.
- Ensure your name and address are correct.
- Select the type of device you would like to register.
- Enter the WIRED MAC address of your console. See the instructions below for locating the MAC address.
- Select Submit.
You will receive an e-mail when your device is registered. 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
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.
- Unplug the GameCube
- Remove the network adapter from the bottom of the GameCube. The MAC address is printed on the underside of the adapter.
- Power off the PlayStation 2 and connect the network adapter.
- Power on the device and insert the network adapter startup disc.
- Once the disc loads 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.
- From the connection type screen, select Local Area Network and press X.
- Select Automatic Configuration and press X.
- At the connection test screen, choose Advanced and press X.
- The Advanced Broadband Settings screen is displayed. Make sure that Automatic is selected and note the MAC address at the bottom of the screen.
- From the main menu, select Settings.
- Select System Settings.
- Select System Information. This screen will display your PS3 MAC address.
- Press the TiVo button to go to TiVo Central.
- Select Messages and Settings.
- Select Phone and Network Setup.
- 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.
Nintendo Wii LAN Adapter
- From the main menu, select the Wii button in the lower left corner.
- Select Wii Settings.
- Select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of options.
- Select the Internet option.
- Select the Console Information option.
- The MAC address will be listed under USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address.
- 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.
- From Settings, go to Network Settings.
- Within the Network Settings menu, you will then see the MAC address in the lower right hand part of the screen.
- Go to the system area of the Xbox dashboard and select Network Settings.
- Select Edit Settings.
- From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
- At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
Internet Usage Bandwidth Cap
To maximize the performance of the network connection for all residential users, UD must manage usage so no one user (or small group of users) can impair network performance for everyone with an excessive amount of downloading.
To manage usage, UD employs a tiered network performance policy based on data downloaded within a rolling 24-hour period. Please visit the website of https://mydatausage.udayton.edu to view your current traffic consumption and the thresholds at which download speed throttling occurs. Please note that these restrictions ONLY apply when accessing the network from a Residential building. These restrictions do NOT apply to Academic buildings.
Be aware that as our reporting tool updates, the number displayed for your traffic usage can be up to an hour behind.
Online Gaming Policy
Currently UD only supports the ability of online gaming on the residential wired network. Wireless gaming is prohibited due to our security policy and its effect on the bandwidth available to all users connected to a local access point. Academic buildings are also are 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.