Connecting a Game Console, Smart TV, or Streaming Device to the Drake Network (How-to)

This guide will show you how to connect your device to the campus network. The device could be a:

  • Game console
  • Streaming device (Apple TV or Roku box)
  • Smart TV

In order to connect your device, you will have to first connect a cell phone or laptop to the eduroam network (this is covered in steps 1 and 2 below). This will allow you to access the device registration portal.

NOTE: You will need to find the 12 character MAC (media access control) Address for the device (example: 00:0a:95:9d:68:16). Each device has a slightly different way of finding this. Menu paths for some commonly used devices are listed in Step 4 below.

You can also check your manual for details. If you're trying to find the MAC address of a smart TV, you may need to search for the specific make and model of television to get the correct instructions.

NOTE: Some devices are intended for home use and will not work well on a shared network like DUEntertainment. Devices and features requiring direct access from another device will not work properly. Examples include: Chromecast, AirPlay, and some features of Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.


1. Connecting to the eduroam network

1. Connect your phone or laptop to the eduroam network

  1. Using your laptop or cell phone, connect to the eduroam wireless network. Log in using your Drake email address and password.
Network list showing the eduroam network
 

2. Device registration portal

  1. Using your eduroam-connected device navigate using your favorite browser to https://pf.drake.edu/device-registration.
  2. Log in using your Drake Email Address and Password.
  3. Click Log in.
Device portal log in screen

3. Register your device

  1. Select Register another device.

    NOTE: If this is your first device to register, you will see a green message as shown below that you have no registered devices. Otherwise you will see a list of the devices you have previously registered.

No registered devices screen

4. Enter MAC address

  1. Enter your device’s wireless or wired MAC address, depending on how you’re connecting it.

    NOTE: Menu paths for common devices are listed below:

    • Nintendo: Settings>Internet>Internet Settings
    • PS4: Settings>System>System Information
    • Roku: Settings>Network
    • Smart TV: Settings>Internet Settings or found on the back of the TV (or in the digital manual)
    • Xbox: Home>System>Settings>Network>Network Settings>Advanced Settings
  1. Select Register.
Entering device MAC address screen
 

3. Connect your device

  1. Connect your device to the DUEntertainment wireless network or a wired port, depending on which type of MAC address was registered in step 4 above. NOTE: If connecting to a wired port, it may take several minutes for your device to be active on the network. If you're trying to connect a wired device and run into issues, please submit a Wired Network Issue request.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Article ID: 21349
Created
Thu 12/8/16 12:31 PM
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