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
MAC Address Locations
On most devices, the MAC address is found in the network settings, though sometimes it's difficult to find it. A Google search can also be helpful in figuring out where it is. Here are some notes about where to find it on specific devices that we've worked with.
- Amazon Echo
- Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone.
- Got to the "Settings" and click on your device.
- The MAC address is listed toward the bottom of the settings.
- Nintendo Switch
- From the Home menu, select System Settings
- Select Internet
- View System MAC address
- Nintendo Wii U
- From the Wii U menu, select System Settings
- Select Internet
- Select View MAC address
- Nintendo Wii
- From the main Wii Menu select the Wii Options button (bottom left corner).
- Select Wii Settings.
- Select the right arrow to move to the second page of system settings.
- Select Internet.
- Select Console Information.
- On this screen you’ll see the MAC Address.
- PlayStation 3
- Power up the PlayStation 3 without a disc in the drive.
- Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select Settings.
- Once you are in Settings select Network Settings.
- Select Connection Status List.
- You can find the MAC address listed under MAC Address.
- PlayStation 4
- Power up the PlayStation 4 without a disc in the drive.
- Once the PlayStation 4 operating system has loaded, select Settings.
- Select the System option under the Settings menu
- Select System Information
- You can find the MAC address on this screen
- PlayStation Vita
- Open the Settings and tap Start
- Tap System
- Tap System Information
- The MAC is on this screen
- Xbox 360
- Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
- Select Edit Settings.
- From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
- At the bottom of this screen you’ll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
- Xbox One
- Go to Settings
- Select Network
- Select Advanced Settings
- The MAC address is on this screen
If you have information about where to find the MAC address on a device that we haven't listed here, please let us know.
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 network. But the device will work fine as long as it's plugged into a network jack.
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.