Some streaming devices will work in the residence halls, but may require device registration with ResNet before connecting your device to the network. 

 

Select your device to view more information and steps for connecting to the WiFi.

 

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV

Apple TV works on both the wired and wireless networks in the residence halls. 

Steps for Connecting Apple TV to the WiFi

If you live in Beck Hall, Berks Hall, Bonner Hall, Dixon Hall, GBV West, Honors Building, Johnson Hall, Lehigh Hall, Rothermel Hall or Schuylkill Hall:

  1. From the Apple TV's home screen, go to Settings.
  2. Select System > About > Network.
  3. Locate the MAC Address (listed as 'Wi-Fi Address' or 'Wireless ID')
  4. Once you've located the MAC Address, log into the Self-Registration Portal and add your device 
  5. When setting up your device, select "ResNet WiFi" from the list of available wireless networks


If you live in Deatrick Hall, GBV South or University Place: 

  1. Select "ResNet WiFi - Zone X" from the list of available wireless networks. No registration is necessary.

Google Chromecast

Chromecast is designed to work on a small home network where your TV and the controlling computer/tablet/phone are connected to a single wireless router. It's not designed to work on large, enterprise wireless networks and can't be supported in the residence halls.

Although it is possible to overcome some of the technical limitations of Chromecast to allow casting on ResNet WiFi, there is no way to restrict access. Because Chromecast is designed for the home, it assumes that anyone on your WiFi network should be permitted to cast video and audio to your device. On campus, that would mean any of 4,000 other residents could hijack your Chromecast at any time, and you would have no way to prevent it.

Amazon Echo

Amazon devices will work on the WiFi in the residence halls.

Steps for Connecting Amazon Echo to the WiFi

If you live in Beck Hall, Berks Hall, Bonner Hall, Dixon Hall, GBV West, Honors Building, Johnson Hall, Lehigh Hall, Rothermel Hall or Schuylkill Hall:

  1. In the Amazon Alexa app, set up your Echo device and connect to "ResNet WiFi".
  2. From the Amazon Alexa app main menu, select Settings.
  3. Select your Echo device.
  4. Select About (at the bottom of the page).
  5. Locate "Mac Address".
  6. Once you've located the MAC Address, log into the Self-Registration Portal and add your device.


If you live in Deatrick Hall, GBV South or University Place:

  1. From the Amazon Alexa app, set up your Echo device and connect to "ResNet WiFi - Zone X" from the list of available wireless networks. No registration is necessary.


Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TVs will work on the WiFi in the residence halls.

Steps for Connecting Amazon Fire TV to the WiFi

If you live in Beck Hall, Berks Hall, Bonner Hall, Dixon Hall, GBV West, Honors Building, Johnson Hall, Lehigh Hall, Rothermel Hall or Schuylkill Hall:

  1. From the Fire TV's home screen, go to Settings
  2. Select System > About > Network
  3. Locate the MAC Address (Wi-Fi). 
  4. Once you've located the MAC Address, log into the Self-Registration Portal and add your device
  5. When setting up your device, select "ResNet WiFi" from the list of available wireless networks


If live in in Deatrick Hall, GBV South or University Place:

  1. Select "ResNet WiFi - Zone X" from the list of available wireless networks. No registration is necessary.