How do I register my game console such as my XBOX, Play Station, Wii, etc ?

Game Console Registration

1. This document explains how to register your game console with Nowires ( These instructions and the referenced Nowires site only pertain to game consoles that access the Internet wirelessly.                                                                  

Example A:

2. To access the Nowires registration page click ‘Continue to the Device Registration page’ tab at the bottom of the page Example A. Enter your RIDER KEY user ID and password in the Operator Login fields.

Example B:

3. Enter a name (J’s Xbox) in the Device Name box. Enter your device’s MAC address in the MAC Address box. If you don’t know how to find your devise’s Mac address, you can find the instructions on how to find it in the Wired Registration below.

Example C:

4. Select the ‘List Devices' tab and you can and access your wireless devices. See Example D. Rider University allows each user up to 3 wireless devices, and 3 wired devices. Registering your game console as wired device will allow you better use your wireless device quota.

Example D:

5. You can easily delete, or deactivate any device via this console. Deleting the device will remove it completely, freeing up room to enter another device. Deactivating a device removes its ability to access the internet, and better protecting your device from being used by others. Deactivated devices still count towards your 3 device quota. To delete or deactivate a device click on the device name and then click ‘Remove’. This will open the device account removal form, see Example E.

Example E:

Part 2 - Wired Registration

 1. This document explains how to register your game console, which is connected to a wall port via wired ethernet cable. Unlike wireless online registration, wired game consoles still have to be registered manually by OIT. Follow the instructions below on how to locate your game console MAC address and contact the Technology Help Desk.

 Find the Wireless MAC address of a Games Console

The instructions below are for finding the MAC address of some types of game consoles. Once you've found the MAC address, you can register your console on the University wireless network by going to ( 

Note: The MAC address has 12 characters - usually a combination of letters (A-F) and numbers (0-9).

Sony Playstation 4 

1. From the XMB look up at the top for XMB Menus

2. Select Settings

3. Scroll Down to Network > select View Connection Status

4. The screen will display your MAC address. Wired and Wi-Fi networks will be differentiated by MAC Address (LAN Cable) and MAC Address (Wi-Fi).

Sony Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable (PSP)

1. From the Main Menu, select Settings > System Settings.

2. Select System Information.

3. The screen will display your MAC address.

Playstation 2 - Original

If you've added a network port, you'll need the "Network Startup Disc" or "Network Access Disc" to find the MAC address.

1. Turn on the console with the disc in the disc tray.

2. When the connection testing fails, press the Select button on the controller for help.

3. The MAC address should be displayed on the screen.

Playstation 2 - Slim Line

1. Turn on the console with the disc in the disc tray.

2. From the Main Menu, press the Triangle button to display the System Information screen.

3. The MAC address will be displayed on the screen.


1. Go to Xbox Dashboard, with headset on speak command "XBOX Go To Settings"

2. Under the Console Group select Network> select Advanced Settings

3. On the Change Settings screen the MAC address will show on the right side. Wired and Wi-Fi networks will be differentiated by Wired MAC and Wireless MAC

XBOX 360 - Newer (NXE) Dashboard

1. Go to My Xbox on Xbox Dashboard, select System SettingsNetwork Settings

2. Select Configure NetworkBasic Settings check to make sure I.P. Settings is set to Automatic

3. Select Additional Settings > select Advanced Settings

4. The MAC address is displayed on the screen.

XBOX 360 - Older Blade Dashboard

1. From the Xbox Dashboard, select System > Network Settings

2. Select Edit Settings > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings, then Wireless Information.

3. The MAC address is displayed on the screen.

    a. Wired Connections - Your MAC Address will be displayed under the heading "Wired MAC Address"

    b. Wireless Connections - Select "Wireless Information" for your MAC Address to be shown

Nintendo Wii U

1. From the Wii channel menu, select System Settings

2. Select the Internet button.

3. Select the View MAC Address option.

4. The MAC address will be displayed here.

Nintendo Wii

1. From the Wii Channel menu, select Wii Options (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with"Wii" on it.)

2. Select the Wii Settings button.

3. Select the Right Arrow to enter the second page of settings.

4. Select the Internet option.

5. Select the Console Information option.

6. The MAC address of the Wii console is displayed on the first line.




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Article ID: 92028
Wed 11/13/19 9:27 AM
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