Before You Begin
This article describes options for game consoles on ResNet.
- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Nintendo Wii
Students living in the residence halls on campus can connect game consoles to ResNet. However, some restrictions apply.
Limitations of Game Consoles on ResNet
Only wired ResNet ports can be used with game consoles (not wireless). Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 support wired connections. You can purchase a USB LAN adapter for Nintendo Wii. If you purchase an official Nintendo brand adapter, it might work automatically once it's connected to the campus network. If not, a ResNet exception must be requested and approved before you will be allowed to use it on ResNet (see "Cisco NAC and Game Consoles" below for more information).
Cisco NAC and Game Consoles
Cisco Network Access Control (NAC) is the system used to handle ResNet registration. Most Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles can be connected to a wired ResNet port, and they will get a working network connection. Likewise, most official Nintendo LAN adapters will automatically get a working ResNet connection too.
Occasionally, an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or USB LAN adapter for Nintendo Wii needs to be granted an exception before it will work on ResNet. This is a rare occurrence, however. If you have problems connecting an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo Wii LAN adapter to your ResNet port, contact the Help Desk and an RCC will be sent to your room to assist you.
Nintendo Wii USB LAN adapter
The Help Desk recommends the official Nintendo Wii LAN Adapter, which is available through the Nintendo online store. USB LAN adapters made by third-party manufacturers may present problems when attempting to determine the MAC address of the adapter. For more information, refer to 1716: Choosing a Nintendo Wii LAN adapter and determining its MAC address.