ITS Service Desk

How To Register Game Systems, Smart TVs, etc. on the Campus Network

In addition to traditional devices like laptops and smartphones, you can also connect game systems, smart TVs, Amazon Echos, Google Homes, and streaming video players to the Internet in your Residence Hall room, provided you adhere to all College policies and operate the device in such a way that it does not interfere with the operation of the College's network.

Devices with Web Browsers 

If the device has a web browser, open the browser and visit netreg.snc.edu to complete the registration process.

Devices without Web Browsers

This is appropriate for devices like smart TVs, game systems, etc. If the device does not have a browser, complete the Device Registration form to register on the network.

In order to use the registration form you will required to provide the MAC address of the device. Here's an example of a MAC address: 1A:2B:3C:4D:5E:97

If you need assistance with finding the MAC address of your device, please see the article: How to Find Your Game Machine's MAC Address

 

Help With Specific Devices

Amazon Echo (and Echo Dot) - These devices usually work very well after registering it using the above-mentioned Device Registration form. But we occasionally see one that needs additional manual setup by ITS staff. If you have any trouble, please just let us know.

Google Home (and Home Mini) - Start by using the above-mentioned Device Registration form to register the device. However, we need to complete the registration process in person, so we'll need you to then bring it to the ITS Service Desk (in Cofrin 119). The email you receive when you register it will include the instructions.

Google Chromecast - Due to security concerns, this device requires that you plug it into a network jack in order to work on our network (it will not work wirelessly). To do that, you'll need to purchase the Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast, available from Google. After you have that, use the above-mentioned Device Registration form to register the device. However, we need to complete the registration process in person, so we'll need you to then bring the Chromecast along with the ethernet adapter to the ITS Service Desk (in Cofrin 119).

Nintendo Wii - The wireless network card on this device uses older technology and will not work on our wifi network. But the device should work fine on our wired network. If your dorm room has a network jack on the wall, then you'll just need an ethernet cable and an adapter in order to plug it in. This Google search for the adapter may help.

Playstation 3 - The wireless network card on this device uses older technology and will not work on our network. But the device will work fine as long as it's plugged into a network jack.

Other Devices - Manufacturers are coming out with more network-enabled devices all the time. Our kitchen has wifi ovens. We even registered a wifi fan for a student. If you have a network-enabled device that's new to the market or that you're just unsure of, please contact us for assistance.

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