Connecting Game Consoles to the On-Campus Network

Registering Game Consoles

You are allowed to register up to 20 devices on the SEU Network.

Windows Xbox

You must connect via an ethernet cable.  Wireless Xbox connections will not work.

PS2 and Wii

You can connect wirelessly or via an ethernet cable when using a PS2 or Wii.

All game consoles should automatically register with the network when they are connected to the St. Edward's network.  If you have problems, please find the Mac address for the console and contact the Computer Help Desk at 448-8443 or

Finding the Mac Address on a Game Console

Xbox 360

Note: You must connect via an ethernet cable to a wired network jack.  XBox will not work on our wireless network.

  1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
  2. Select Edit Settings.
  3. Under Basic Settings, check to make sure the IP Settings are on Automatic.
  4. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  5. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address. 


These steps assume you cannot connect to Xbox Live until you finish configuring your Xbox console to use your PC's MAC address. Therefore, you should receive the following message: "Could not connect to Xbox Live. Do you want to troubleshoot your network connection?"

  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, select Xbox Live.
  2. From the Connect Status screen, select Settings.
  3. The 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screens is the MAC address of your Xbox console.

Nintendo Wii

  1. Select Wii options from the main menu.
  2. Select Wii Settings and scroll over to Internet.
  3. Select Console Information.
  4. Make note of the MAC address.

Nintendo DS

You must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility vary by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.

After accessing the utility, select Options, then System Information.

The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank. 

PlayStation 3

  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  2. When the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select Settings. 
  3. Select Network Settings. 
  4. When the Network Settings list appears, select Settings and Connection Status List. 
  5. Make note of the MAC address.

PlayStation 2

To find the MAC address of your Sony PlayStation 2 you will need the Network Adaptor connected to the PS2 and you will need the disc that came with the Network Adaptor. Then follow these steps:

  1. Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc.
  2. Once it has loaded, select ISP Setup and press X on your controller. 
  3. The ISP Setup will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  4. For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
  5. Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue. 
  6. At the Connection Test screen, select Advanced and press X to continue. 
  7. At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. Make note of the MAC address at the bottom.


  1. Navigate to System Settings
  2. Then navigate to System Information. Make note of the MAC address.