Games & Entertainment Systems

If your device supports a wireless connection, connect it to ND-Guest.

To register a device for use on the ND wired network, if it comes with a browser, you'll be automatically routed to the registration page.

Network-enabled games and other devices may not have a browser, so you'll need to locate the MAC address (Media Access Control address) that was assigned by the manufacturer. Once you have the MAC address, visit https://zonereg.nd.edu.

Note: The OIT does not provide any support for computer games or other recreational devices beyond registering them on the network. 

Multicast Devices (Chromecast/AirPlay/Roku)

Important:  Technologies such as Apple's AirPlay, Google's Chromecast, and Roku use a technique called "multicast" to stream content over a network. The multicast protocol works well over small networks, such as the ones used in homes, but can cause performance issues in larger networks such as those used by Notre Dame. To prevent degraded service, OIT network engineers have decided not to enable multicast at this time. 

Finding the MAC Address on Entertainment Systems

Below are instructions for locating the MAC address for today's most popular devices.

PlayStation 3
Wii
Xbox 360
TiVo
Register your device

You must use a device that has already been registered on the wired network or is connected to eduroam wireless in order to access https://zonereg.nd.edu in the instructions below.

PlayStation 3

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  2. Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select "Settings."
  3. Once you are in "Settings" select "Network Settings."
  4. When the "Network Settings" list appears, select the first option which is titled "Settings and Connection Status List."
  5. The physical address will be listed under "MAC Address." Write this number down. Then visit https://zonereg.nd.edu and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Turn the device off, wait about 10 seconds, and then turn it back on to establish a connection to the network. If using wireless, connect to ND-Guest.

Wii

The University of Notre Dame does not support wireless gaming for some versions of the Nintendo Wii. In order for these versions of the Wii to access the Internet on the wired network the USB Ethernet adapter (sold separately) must be used.

To find your MAC address:

  1. From the home screen, select the "Wii" button in the lower left hand corner.
  2. From here, select "Wii Settings" which will be the on-screen button on the right.
  3. On this screen, select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of settings.
  4. Select the "Internet" option.
  5. Select the "Console Information" option.
  6. The MAC address will be listed under "USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address." Write this number down. Then visit https://zonereg.nd.edu and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Turn the device off, wait about 10 seconds, and then turn it back on to establish a connection to the network. If using wireless, connect to ND-Guest.

Xbox 360

Finding the Xbox 360 MAC Address

  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Choose Network Settings.
  3. Click Configure Network.
  4. Switch to the Additional Settings Tab.
  5. Click "Alternate MAC Address Not Set."
  6. This will show the current Wired MAC Address.
  7. Write this number down. Then visit https://zonereg.nd.edu and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Turn the device off, wait about 10 seconds, and then turn it back on to establish a connection to the network. If using wireless, connect to ND-Guest.

Tivo

  1. The TiVo Mac address is on a label affixed to the network adapter (a separate piece). Write this number down. Then visit https://zonereg.nd.edu and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Turn the device off, wait about 10 seconds, and then turn it back on to establish a connection to the network. If using wireless, connect to ND-Guest.