To connect a browser-less device (e.g. Xbox, Smart TV, PlayStation, Alexa...) to WiFi, you first need to manually register the device's MAC address. 

If you know the MAC address of your device:

  1. From a computer, tablet or smartphone, log into the Self-Registration Portal and add your device. (Note: The Self-Registration Portal is only accessible from the ResNet network.)

  2. When connecting your device to the network, be sure to select ResNet WiFi from thet list of available wireless networks.

If you don't know the MAC address of your device:

The section below shows you how to locate the MAC address of various devices. If your device isn't listed below, or if you're having trouble finding it, please contact the ResNet helpdesk for assistance. Once you know the MAC address of your device, follow the steps above to register it.

Amazon Echo

  1. From 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.

Amazon Fire TV

  1. Plug your Amazon Fire stick into your TV.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select About.
  5. Select Network.
  6. Locate MAC Address (Wi-Fi).

Apple TV

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Locate Wi-Fi Address.

Google Home

  1. Before you arrive on campus, open the Google Home app on your phone/tablet/computer.
  2. Tap the Google Home icon.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the window and locate the MAC address. Take a screenshot or write down the MAC address and bring it to campus.
  5. When you arrive on campus, register your device through the Self-Registration Portal as described above.
  6. Factory-reset your Google Home. (Hold down the reset button on the bottom of the device until you hear the chime.)
  7. Connect your phone/tablet/computer to ResNet WiFi.
  8. Open the Google Home app on your phone/tablet/computer and set up your device.

Note: If you're already on campus and don't know the MAC address of your Google Home, please contact ResNet. We have a workaround that enables you to locate the MAC address in order to register the device.

Nintendo 3DS

  1. From the Home menu, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Select Other Information.
  4. Select Confirm MAC Address.
  5. Locate MAC Address.

Nintendo Switch

  1. From the Home menu, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. Locate System MAC Address.

Nintendo Wii

The Nintendo Wii is not compatible with ResNet WiFi. However, you can use a standard USB-to-Ethernet adapter and connect your Wii to the wired network.

  1. On the Wii Channel screen, select the Wii button.
  2. Go to Wii Settings.
  3. Select Internet.
  4. Select Console Information.
  5. Locate USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address or LAN Adapter MAC Address.

PlayStation 3

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC Address is listed in the system information.

PS4 / PS5

  1. In the PS4/PS5 menu, click Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select View Connection Status.
  4. Locate MAC Address (Wi-Fi).

Xbox 360

  1. Go to My Xbox.
  2. On the right, select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Click the Additional Settings tab and choose Advanced Settings.
  6. Locate MAC Address.

Xbox One

  1. Go to My Xbox.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab.
  5. Locate Wireless MAC.

Xbox Series X or Series S

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. Under IP Settings, locate Wireless MAC.