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Self Help - Gaming Consoles, Rokus and Apple TVs, TVs and Network Appliances in ResNet

Students on ResNet in the residence halls can connect their online game consoles, wireless TVs, and streaming boxes such as Rokus and AppleTVs. These personal devices were not designed for campus use. Unfortunately, they may require wireless network speeds that Geneseo cannot implement. You may have mixed success using these systems on ResNet.

This matrix displays the supported connections for each device:

DeviceWired (Ethernet)WirelessInstructions / Comments
Nintendo DSn/aNOThe SUNY Geneseo wireless network does not support devices that require
connections at the lowest speed (802.11B), unfortunately this prevents the
DS from connecting via wireless.
Playstation 2, 3 & 4LimitedLimitedPlaystation game systems on Geneseo's ResNet need to be registered. You
must register your playstation manually with the MAC Address (sometimes
called Ethernet Address) of the console. Fill out the web page at 
http://leonid.geneseo.edu/gc to complete the registration process.
NOTE: The PS2 and PS3 were not designed for campus use. Unfortunately
they require firewall and security settings that Geneseo cannot implement.
You will have very mixed success using this gaming system on ResNet.
Xbox 360 / Xbox ONEYESYES

The Xbox must be registered manually with the MAC Address (sometimes
called Ethernet Address) of the console. Fill out the web page at 
http://leonid.geneseo.edu/gc to start the registration process. For wired devices,
the registration process will be completed within 10 minutes automatically.  You
will receive an email message telling you that the process is complete. For
wireless devices, the registration process is manual and can take up to two
business days. You will receive an email telling you that we received your
registration request, and a second email from our request tracking system
(http://rt.geneseo.edu) letting you know when the process has been completed.

What is my Xbox MAC Address?

Roku, Apple TV, Wireless TV, etc.YESYES

WIRED: Register the device as if it were an Xbox at at 
http://leonid.geneseo.edu/gc and just tell us what it is in the "Console Type" field.
WIRELESS:
These devices often come with built in wireless capability. If you
live near a wireless transmitter in ResNet, your TV or other device may work
reasonably well on ResNet, but it may not. The campus does not support their
use on the wireless network.

Nintendo WiiYES, with adapterNO

The Nintendo Wii is supported on the SUNY Geneseo ResNet via a wired
connection only. You must acquire an Ethernet adapter from the Nintendo Store.
The SUNY Geneseo wireless network does not support devices that require
connections at the lowest speed (802.11B), unfortunately this prevents the
Nintendo Wii from connecting via wireless.

Google Chromecastn/aNO

The Google Chromecast does not support enterprise level wireless encryption and
therefore it cannot be connected to the campus wireless network in such a way that
would allow other wireless devices to "see" it and stream to it.  

 

More Help
For questions about connecting to the Residential Network or other computer related problems, contact the CIT HelpDesk. Stop by South Hall 225A, send email to helpdesk@geneseo.edu or call 585-245-5588.

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