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Connecting Gaming Systems, Media Devices & Smart TV's

PSU Dorms have individual wireless access points in each dorm room for Wi-Fi reception.  The access points also have ports available for connecting devices with a network cable. The best connection for any device is always a wired connection. So if your gaming system, media device or Smart TV has a wired network port, it's best to connect to your access point's wired ports (LAN 1-3) with a network cable for optimum performance.

If you will be using the wireless connection, the first thing to do is attempt to connect your device to the "GusNet-Guest" wireless network. The network will attempt to identify the type of media or gaming device you are connecting and automatically allow that device to connect and operate on the PSU wireless network.

Occasionally, the network is not able to properly identify your media or gaming device. If you are still having trouble connecting your device to the PSU wireless network, students will need to provide the MAC address on any game systems, media devices or Smart TV's to connect them to the network. You can do this by submitting a service request or by calling Gorilla Geeks to provide that information. See the instructions below for assistance with finding your device's MAC address.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHROMECAST USERS

Chromecast users will need to connect whatever device contains the remote control app for the Chromecast to the GUSNet-Guest network as well.  The device with the remote control app (phone, computer, iPad) will need to stay connected to GUSNet-Guest as long as you are using your Chromecast and will need to have the credentials reset every 72 hours.  The Chromecast device itself will remain connected through GUSNet-Guest. Only the device with the remote control app will need to reset.

Submit a service request  Make the Title: MAC Address 

Gorilla Geeks:  (620) 235-4600 or geeks@pittstate.edu

Getting Smart TV Mac Address

Insignia

To locate your Insignia Smart TV MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press ENTER. The settings menu opens. (or press Menu)
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network, Then press ENTER.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Wired or Wireless, then press ENTER. (Note that the wired MAC address and the wireless MAC address are different)
    • The MAC address will be listed as either Ethernet Address or Wired MAC Address.

Samsung

To locate your Samsung Smart TV MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network, Then press ENTER.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network Settings, Then press ENTER.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Wired or Wireless, then press ENTER. (Note that the wired MAC address and the wireless MAC address are different)
  5. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network Test, then press ENTER.
    • The wired MAC address will be listed as either Ethernet Address or Wired MAC Address at the top of the screen.

Sharp

To locate your Sharp Smart TV MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press the Menu on the remote.
  2. Press ◀ or ▶ to highlight Initial Setup, then press Enter.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Internet Setup, then press Enter.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Network Setup, then press Enter.
  5. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Connection Type, then press Enter.
  6. Press ◀ or ▶ to highlight Wired or Wireless, then press Enter.
  7. Press ▲ or ▼ to select IP Setup, then press 
  8. The MAC Address should be on the bottom of the page.

Sony

To locate your Sony Smart TV MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press the Home
  2. Use the arrow keys to scroll to Settings, then press Enter.
  3. Use the arrow keys to scroll to Network Setup, then press Enter.
  4. From the menu, select Wired or Wireless Setup, then press Enter.
  5. Click on Network Setup - Status and the MAC Address should be on the screen.

Vizio

To locate your Vizio Smart TV MAC addresses you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press Menu on the remote.
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight the Network, then press OK.
  3. The Network Connection menu displays.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Manual Setup,Then press OK. The IP Settings menu is displayed.
  5. At the bottom of the menu the MAC addresses are displayed.

Gaming Devices

Xbox One

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. Navigate to the Settings page
  2. Open Network page
  3. Open Advanced Settings

XBox 360

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. With the system on and on the Xbox dashboard open the system settings option
  2. Go to Network settings then in that window select Configure Network.
  3. There will then be two options, you will want to highlight and click the block of text with “Advanced Settings
  4. From there, look to the bottom left hand corner for the MAC Address.


Original Xbox (wired only)

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. Turn on your system without a game inside the disc tray
  2. Unplug the network cable
  3. Navigate to the Xbox Live option and when it cannot connect click settings
  4. Now scroll down to network settings
  5. In the lower right hand corner look for MAC=(This number is your MAC address).

Playstation 4

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. On the XMB menu scroll to the right to Settings
  2. Navigate down to and open Network page
  3. Navigate down to and open View Connection Status page
  4. Your MAC Address should be listed here.

Playstation 3

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. Start up the Playstation to the main menu (i.e. without a disc in the drive)
  2. Navigate to the System Settings icon and select
  3. Within that list find the option that says System Information and select
  4. In that list you will find your MAC Address

 

Playstation 2

To obtain the MAC address (Wired only):

  1. Start up your system and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc
  2. With that loaded select ISP Setup when that opens select Agree
  3. Within the menu that opens you will want to select Local Area Network
  4. From there click Automatic Configuration then click Advanced
  5. Within that menu make sure Automatic is selected and then at the bottom of the list is your MAC address.

 

Wii U

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. Navigate to System Settings from the Wii U Menu
  2. Select Internet
  3. Select View Mac Address
  4. Your MAC address is displayed here

 

Nintendo Wii

To obtain the MAC address:

  1. Start up the Wii to its channel menu
  2. In the bottom-left corner of the screen select the circle that says Wii
  3. Then select the option on the right that says Wii Settings
  4. Click the right arrow to the second page and then select Internet and then Console Information
  5. The wireless hardware/MAC address should be listed
    • Two options will appear if you have a LAN adapter installed

 

 

Streaming Device MAC Address

Roku 3

Locate your Roku's MAC address. This can be found on either the side or bottom of your player, or on the box you received it in.

If you are unable to locate the MAC address that way,

  1. Open the home screen on your Roku from your TV
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Network.
  4. Select the wired or wireless connection
    • The wired MAC address will be listed as either Ethernet Address or Wired MAC Address.

 

Apple TV

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to About
  4. Select Get Ethernet ID or Get Wireless ID
  5. Locate the MAC (Hardware) address

 

Amazon Fire TV

  1. Go to your Home Screen
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to System
  4. Go to About
  5. Go to Network
  6. Locate the MAC (Hardware) address

 

 

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Article ID: 33386
Created
Mon 7/17/17 9:37 AM
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