Gaming Devices at UIS
ITS is proud to announce the ability to connect to the UIS wireless network via your Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, and other devices that do not use standard Enterprise Wireless Encryption.
Students can register up to 5 devices to access the wireless network. The device’s registration automatically expires after one year from registration at which point students will need to register the device.
To begin registering your devices go to:
- Open the PreAuth Login Page
- Login in with your NetID and Password
- Once you have logged in, type the MAC Address of your device
[Directions to find the MAC Address of most devices can be found lower in page.]
- Then in the drop down list select your device or select Other and fill in what type of device you are registering.
- Next fill in your Phone Number and click Save
[NOTE: This system updates every 15 minutes. So, you may not be able to connect immediately. Example: If you register your device at 1:10PM you will not be able to use your device on the network until after 1:15PM.]
- Register any other devices using steps 2 through 5 and when you are done click Logout
- After registering your devices through the registration page go to the wireless connections on your device and connect to the wireless network preauth. Again you will not be able to connect until the top of the next hour.
Finding your MAC Address
The MAC Address may also be referenced as the wireless physical adapter and will look something like this: 01:23:45:67:89:0a
These are typical devices that you will need to register however there may other devices that will need to be registered through this system. The Wii will not work with UIS’s wireless network, as the Wii will only transmit at data rates of 1 to 2 Mbps, and UIS’s campus wireless network generally supports much higher speeds. Enabling the lower Wii data rates detrimentally affects other wireless users, and as a result, UIS’s wireless network does not support connecting at the lower data rates required by Wii. Please use a Wii LAN adapter to connect to UIS’s wired network.
Click on a device name listed below to find out how to obtain the MAC Address for that device. If your device is not listed below, please consult your device manufacturer’s documentation.
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo Wii
- Nintendo Wii U
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Sony PlayStation Vita
- Xbox One
- XBox 360
Click here for steps on how to obtain the MAC Address for the Amazon Echo.
- From the Home screen, press Menu.
- Select Settings. You should see the Wi-Fi MAC Address located in the Device Info section.
- Go to Settings.
- Select General.
- Select About. In the About page, you should see your MAC Address (it might be listed as Wi-Fi Address).
- Go to System Settings.
- Tap on Internet Settings.
- Tap Other Information.
- Tap Confirm MAC Address. The MAC Address will be displayed on your screen.
- From the Wii U menu, select System Settings.
- Select the Internet icon and press the A button.
- Select View MAC Address. Your MAC Address will be displayed. (Note: Make sure to use ‘MAC Address’, not ‘LAN Adapter MAC Address’.)
You can find the MAC Address of your Roku device on the bottom or back of your Roku player (depending on the model).
- Power up the PlayStation 3 without a disk in the drive.
- From the PS3 main menu, select Settings.
- Select System Settings.
- Select System Information. Your MAC Address (Wi-Fi) will be displayed.
- Power up the PlayStation 4 without a disk in the drive.
- From the PS4 main menu, select Settings.
- From the Settings page, select System.
- From the System page, select System Information. Your MAC Address (Wi-Fi) will be displayed.
- From the home screen, go to Settings.
- From the Settings screen, go to System.
- From the System screen, go to System Information. Your device’s MAC Address will be displayed.
- Sign in to your profile.
- Select My Games & Apps.
- Select Settings.
- Select Network.
- Select Advanced Settings. The Wireless MAC Address will be displayed on the right-hand side of your screen.
- On your console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
- Select Network Settings.
- If prompted, select preAuth.
- Select Configure Network.