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Gaming & Media Devices

Register your game console or media device and connect it to the wired network port in your dorm room or to DeviceODU, our dedicated wireless network just for devices.

Supported Devices

First, register your device.

Registration allows the device to bypass standard network authentication. To complete the form, you need to know your device's wired or wireless MAC address (a 12 digit number that can be found in the network settings section of most devices). The table below shows the path to the MAC address on common game consoles.

Then connect.

Wired connection: Plug your device into an open ethernet port in your room. (Each room has one port per bed. Provide your own cable.)
Wireless connection:
Connect your device to the DeviceODU wireless network. You'll receive the passcode for this network when you register your device.





Finding your MAC address

Devices have two MAC addresses — one for a wired connection, and one for wireless. When you register your device with ODU, we need the wired MAC address if you plan to plug the device into the ethernet port in your room, or the wireless MAC address if you want to use the DeviceODU wireless network.

All Devices - Quick List

Xbox Series X/S Settings > General > Network settings > Advanced settings > Wired or Wireless
Xbox One Settings > Network > Advanced Settings > Wired or Wireless
Xbox 360 Settings > System Settings > Network Settings > Configure Network > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings > Wired or Wireless
PlayStation 5 Settings > System > System Software > Console Information
PlayStation 4 Settings > System > System Information
PlayStation 3 Settings > System Settings > System Information
Switch Home > System Settings > Internet > System Mac Address
Wii U Wii U > System Settings > Internet > View Mac Address
Wii Wii > Wii Settings > 2nd Page > Internet > Console Information
3DS
Home > System Settings > Internet Settings > Other Information > Confirm MAC Address

Xbox Series X/S

Settings > General > Network settings > Advanced settings > Wired or Wireless

Press the Xbox button (on controller) to open the guide. Select Settings.

Xbox Series X/S Settings

In the General section, select Network settings.

Xbox Series X/S Network Settings

Select Advanced settings.

Xbox Series X/S Advanced Settings

Make a note of the MAC address - wired or wireless, depending on which ODU network you plan to use.

Xbox Series X/S Mac Addresses

Xbox One

Settings > All Settings > Network > Advanced Settings

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Press the Xbox button (on controller) to open the guide. Select Settings.

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Select All Settings.


xbox1-3

Select Network.

xbox1-4

Select Advanced Settings.


xbox1-5

Make a note of the MAC address - wired or wireless, depending on which ODU network you plan to use.


Xbox 360

System Settings > Network Settings > Configure Network > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings

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On your Xbox controller, press the Guide button.

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Select System Settings.


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Select Network Settings.

xbox360-4

Select Configure Network.


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Select the Additional Settings tab.

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Select Advanced Settings.


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Make a note of the MAC address - wired or wireless, depending on which ODU network you plan to use.


PlayStation 5

Settings > System > System Software > Console Information


From the PlayStation home screen, select Settings at the top right.

PlayStation 5 Settings

Select System.

PlayStation 5 System

Select System Software.

PlayStation 5 System Software

Select Console Information.

PlayStation 5 Console Information

Make a note of the MAC address - wired (LAN cable) or wireless (Wi-Fi), depending on which ODU network you plan to use.

PlayStation 5 Mac Addresses

PlayStation 4

Settings > System > System Information

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Select Settings.

ps4-2

Select System.


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Select System Information.

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Make a note of the MAC address - wired (LAN cable) or wireless (Wi-Fi), depending on which ODU network you plan to use.


PlayStation 3

Settings > System Settings > System Information

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Select Settings.

ps3-2

Select System Settings.


ps3-3

Select System Information.

ps3-4

Make a note of the MAC address.


Switch

Home > System Settings > Internet Settings > Wired Connection > View Mac Address

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From the Home screen, select System Settings.

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Select Internet.


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Select Internet Settings.

switch4

Select "Wired Connection" and view MAC address.


Wii U

Wii U > System Settings > Internet > View Mac Address

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Hit the Wii U Home button.

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Select System Settings.


wiiu3

Select Internet.

wiiu4

Select View MAC Address.




General Device Connectivity Support

Most mobile devices require either a wired or wireless network connection. The below table will help to determine which connection is best. To determine if your device can connect to the ODU Wireless Network, see here.

Desktops and Laptops

Wired Network

Wireless Network

Other
Information

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (Ubuntu), Chrome OS

Yes

eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Game Consoles

Wired Network

Wireless Network

Other
Information

Nintendo Switch, Wii, Wii U

Yes*

DeviceODU

Game Console Registration

*with official Nintendo LAN adapter

Nintendo 3DS, 3DSXL, 2DSXL, 2DS No DeviceODU Game Console Registration
Sony PlayStation 3, 4 and 5 Yes DeviceODU Game Console Registration
Xbox One, 360 and Series X/S Yes DeviceODU Game Console Registration

Media Streaming Devices

Wired Network

Wireless Network

Other
Information

Apple TV

Yes

DeviceODU

Device Registration

(Bonjour services, such as AirPlay and AirTunes are not supported)

Blu-Ray players and Smart TVs

Yes
DeviceODU Device Registration

TiVo

Yes
DeviceODU Device Registration
Roku Yes/No DeviceODU

Device Registration

This chart shows which Roku devices can be connected to the wired network (Ethernet).

Amazon Fire Stick

No
DeviceODU Device Registration

Amazon Fire TV

Yes
DeviceODU

Device Registration

Google Chromecast

No
No

NVIDIA SHIELD and SHIELD Pro

Yes
DeviceODU Device Registration

Smart Phones and Tablets

Wired Network

Wireless Network

Other
Information

Apple iOS, Android, Windows 10 Mobile

No

eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Apple iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini

No
eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Amazon Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10

No
eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Android Tablets (Google Pixel C, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.)

No
eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Microsoft Surface Pro
(with compatible LAN adapter)
Yes
eduroam

eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms

Other

Wired Network

Wireless Network

Other
Information

Apple Watch Series 1 and 2

No
No
Android Wear No No
Amazon Kindle
No eduroam eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms
Barnes & Noble Nook
No eduroam eduroam is recommended due to better security mechanisms
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot
No No
Google Home
No
No
Sonos No No
Wireless Printers
No No
Can connect via Bluetooth or with a cable


FAQs

Can I use my computer/laptop/tablet/phone on DeviceODU?

DeviceODU is only meant for game consoles and media devices. Laptops, smartphones, tablets and other "general purpose computers" should connect to eduroam instead.

What happens if I register my computer for DeviceODU?

Nothing. Computers and other forbidden devices will not be able to join DeviceODU, whether they are registered or not.

Why can’t I use my computer on DeviceODU?

Computers, tablets and smartphones typically contain more sensitive data than gaming and media devices, and they are able to take advantage of advanced security available on eduroam and MonarchODU.

Can I use my computer or laptop on the wired network (ResNet)?

Yes, but you will have to log in at least once per day. Connect your computer to the ethernet port in your room and open a web browser. You'll be prompted to log in with your MIDAS ID and password. If you have trouble logging in, contact the ITS Help Desk.

What happens if I register my computer’s wired MAC address anyway?

Nothing. Registering a computer for the wired network has no effect - you will still have to log in at least once a day through a web browser.

When do I need to re-register?

Device registrations are valid for four years from the date of registration. After four years, re-register your device to continue using it. (We used to require registration updates every August, but device registrations are now good for four years.)