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:
Instructions / Comments
Instructions / Comments
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.
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
Find your MAC address then register as a game console here: mydevices.geneseo.edu Mac address location for some Roku TV's: Settings>Network>Connect and activate now>highlight "private network" and it will be displayed on screen.
The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask.