Connect Gaming Consoles to the Wired Network (Manual Configuration)

All Internet-capable devices must be registered on the Rice network. If you have a device (laptop, computer) that cannot go through the registration process, like a gaming system, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system or media streaming device, it can be manually registered following the directions below.

General Information

The following information is for connecting Gaming Devices to the network manually.  Do not use for computers (desktop or laptop).

To register your wired network device, please follow the link and answer the questions provided. Then, restart your device.

CAUTION: At this time, we can only register wired devices, not wireless.

Finding the MAC Address

How to play through the Rice network

In order to be able to use your internet capable gaming console on the Rice network, you will have to register it with IT. We will need to know the MAC address for the system you wish to use. Listed below are the instructions for finding this address on common gaming systems.

MAC Identification for Common Gaming Systems

Playstation 2

Playstation 3

Playstation 4

Xbox

Xbox360

Nintendo Wii

voip

Voice over IP Systems

How to talk over the Rice network

In order to be able to use your voice over ip (VoIP) phone on the Rice network, you will have to register it with IT. We will need to know the MAC address for the system you wish to use. Listed below are the instructions for finding this address on commonly used devices.

Vonage V-Phone

Other Vonage phone adapters

media

Media Streaming Systems

How to watch over the Rice network

In order to be able to use your media streaming device on the Rice network, you will have to register it with IT. We will need to know the MAC address for the system you wish to use. Listed below are the instructions for finding this address on commonly used devices.

Roku

To retrieve the MAC Address from a Roku 3 from the "Secret Menu":

Roku optional menus

Warning: Under normal conditions, you should never need to make any changes to the settings in these menus, unless instructed by Roku.  Some options within these menus may cause your Roku player to lose functionality.

 Menu name

 Instructions to enable

 Secret Screen

Press the following sequence of keys:

  • Home - x5 (5 times)
  • FF - x3
  • RW - x2

 

 

Apple TV