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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 devices must register and connect to the "gPlay" wireless network or the wired network.  These personal devices were not designed for campus use. Unfortunately, they may require wireless network speeds or settings that Geneseo cannot implement. You may have mixed success using these systems on ResNet.


How to find a MAC address

Use google to find your devices MAC address. Example search: "how to find [insert device] MAC address"

This matrix displays the supported connections for each device:

DeviceWired (Ethernet)WirelessInstructions / Comments
Nintendo DSn/aNO

The campus wireless network does not support devices that require
connections at the lowest speed (802.11B), unfortunately this prevents the
DS from connecting via wireless.

Nintendo 2DS / 3DSn/aYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Nintendo SwitchYes, with adapterYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Nintendo WiiYES, with adapterNO

The Nintendo Wii is supported on the wired Geneseo residential network (ResNet) connection only. You must acquire an Ethernet adapter from the Nintendo Store.
The campus 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.  Find your wired MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu

WiiUn/aYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Playstation 3 & 4YESYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
PSP Gon/aNOThe campus wireless network does not support devices that require
connections at the lowest speed (802.11B), unfortunately this prevents the
PSP Go from connecting via wireless.
PS VITAn/aYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Xbox 360,ONE, ONE S, ONE XYESYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
"Smart" TVYESYES

Find your MAC address then register as a game console here: mydevices.geneseo.edu 

Apple TV YESYESFind your MAC address then register as a game console here: mydevices.geneseo.edu 
RokuYESYES

Find your MAC address then register as a game console here: mydevices.geneseo.edu

Google ChromecastNONOThe Chromecast was designed to be used in small consumer wireless networks, such as a home environment. We use significantly different enterprise-class technology to provide WiFi for the Geneseo campus, which is essentially incompatible with the Chromecast. We have worked with the vendor to find ways to manage the incompatibility, and there are no good solutions available today. We are therefore unable to support use of the Chromecast on our wireless network at this time.
Amazon Fire TVYESYESFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Amazon Fire TV Stickn/aYES

Find your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu

MAC address location: Settings>System>About>Network

Google / Amazon Alexa
Home Assistant / Automation Devices, including Raspberry Pi
Where ApplicableWhere ApplicableFind your MAC address then register here: mydevices.geneseo.edu
Wireless PrintersYES, via USBNO

Personal printers must be directly connected to your laptop via USB. Geneseo does not
allow or support wireless printers. These printers have a severe negative impact on the entire campus wireless network. 

Device not listed?

If you do not see your device listed in the table above, that does not mean we cannot support it.  Just email helpdesk@geneseo.edu and ask.

 

More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.