Guildelines for connecting gaming or streaming media devices to the network:

1) Devices must support WPA2 Enterprise security.  This is very common and supported by most phones and all windows and apple computers.  Support on other devices will vary.  If a device does NOT support WPA2 Enterprise it will NOT be able to connect to the Lawrence wireless network.

2) Televisions, streaming devices and gaming devices are NOT supported on the wireless network.  We will allow registration of wireless only gaming devices but will not support the device or troubleshoot performance issues with wireless gaming devices.  Purchasing a wired (Ethernet) option for the gaming device is strongly encouraged.  

Note that televisions and streaming devices are NOT allowed on the wireless network and must be connected with a wired Ethernet connection.  Chromecast, FireStick and similar devices that only support wireless connections will not work on the Lawrence University network.   The Amazon FireTV, AppleTV or any television, streaming device that supported a wired Ethernet connection should work fine.

Streaming media players (ex. Apple TV, Roku, smart TVs and Blu-ray players) may only be used as a WIRED network connection. If you have a device which is wireless only connection such as Wii U, Amazon Echo, Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast, you will NOT be able to use it on our network unless it supports the WPA2 Enterprise security (see above guidelines). This is very common and supported by most phones, all windows and apple computers.

Note: You may need a minihub if you are connecting more than one device to the wired network.  Minihubs are available for checkout from the Technology Services Helpdesk, Library 201.


Registration Process to Follow by Gaming/Streaming Device Type

Registering gaming or streaming media devices:

Device Type Registration Process
Xbox 360 Register online
PlayStation Register online
Wii Register online
Xbox One send the mac address and type of device to
PlayStation 4 send the mac address and type of device to
Wii U send the mac address and type of device to
Streaming  Media Devices (Blue ray player, Apple TV, Roku 2 thur 4 devices, etc. Helpdesk will need to register the following devices for you. Please bring the device, power cord and remote control to the Helpdesk, Library 201.

Registration Instructions for gaming device

Registration Instructions for Xbox 360, PlayStation, Wii

Note: All devices must be registered via "WIRED" connection. A wireless connection will not work.

  1. Plug your gaming console into the network and turn it on.
  2. From a computer on the student network (not a Lawrence-owned lab computer), access the following link: Register my game console.
  3. Follow the instructions on the registration pages.
  •     Enter your username and password.
  •     Enter your  MAC address (ex. 00:00:00:00:00:00) of your game device. This can be found in the system/network setup of your gaming device.
  •     Select the type of game device.
  1.     Click Register.

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