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Video Game Systems

Setting up a Game System on Loyola's Network

You must register your console through NetReg. To do so, locate your gaming console's MAC address and use the NetReg registration page for the appropriate campus.  (Note: you must be on campus in order to reach the registration page.) 

For devices located at the Lake Shore Campus, click here
For devices located at the Water Tower Campus, click here

MAC addresses should be entered in the following format (XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX). How to find the MAC address on each system is listed below.

Any non-portable gaming devices must use the wired connection located in each room in order to operate properly.

For X-Box:

  • Turn on the X-Box with no disc in the console.
  • From the X-Box dashboard, select Settings by pressing A.
  • Select network settings on the setting screen by pressing A.
  • The MAC address will be displayed here. Do not edit it.

For X-Box 360:

  • Turn on the X-Box 360.
  • From the Dashboard, choose System.
  • Select Network Settings.
  • Select Edit Settings.
  • From the Additional Settings area, select Advanced Settings.
  • At the bottom of the screen you will see Wired MAC Address.

For Playstation 2:

  • Make sure the network cable is unplugged.
  • Load the Network Adapter Start-Up disc.
  • Follow the instructions on the disc until it starts testing the connection.
  • Once the connection fails, press Select on the error screen to view the error.
  • The MAC address will be displayed in the error message.

For Playstation 3:

  • Turn on the PlayStation 3.
  • In PS3 main menu, press left until the Settings icon is selected.
  • Press the X button.
  • Press up or down until the System Settings icon is selected.
  • Press the X button.
  • Press up or down until the System Information is selected.
  • Press the X button.
  • The MAC Address of the PS3 should now be displayed.

For PSP:

  • Power on the PSP to the home menu.
  • Right direction buttons to highlight the Settings category.
  • Down direction buttons to select the System Settings.
  • Press the X button to select System Settings.
  • Select System Information.
  • The MAC Address should now be displayed.

For GameCube:

  • Remove GameCube's broadband adapter from the console.
  • The MAC address is printed on the underside of the adapter.

For Wii:

  • Turn on your Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu select Wii Options (it is the round button in the lower left corner that says "Wii").
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • The MAC address will be displayed. Enter the MAC address with colons as noted above.

For Nintendo DS and 3DS:

  • Make sure you have a WiFi-enabled game inserted into the DS.
  • From the game's menu, select "Options."
  • Next, select "System Information."
  • The MAC address is displayed on the top line.
  • Note: if you are playing a local wireless game, you do not need to register your MAC address

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