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Registering Game Consoles

Many game consoles today use the Internet for online gaming. In order for a game console to connect to the Internet via an Ethernet cable, the device must be registered on the ODU network. Below are the instructions on how to find the information needed to register your game console.

How do I register my game console?

1. All game console registrations must be submitted online, using the online registration form.
2. Click Here to Register Your Game Console

3. You will log into the form with your ODU email address followed by your ODU username and password.

4. You will fill out the form with the following information:
       Your first and last name
       Your gaming device's make and model
       Your gaming device's wired MAC address

5. Click Submit
       Note: Your game console must be connected to the ODU network and powered on at least once before registering.

6. The Helpdesk will email you once we have completed registering your device.

How do I find my game console's wired MAC address?

Each game console has a unique identifier known as the wired MAC address. A MAC address is 12-digits and comes in the form of 00-00-00-00-00-00. Each device's wired MAC address needs to be registered in order to connect to the Internet via an Ethernet cable.

Xbox One S:

1. Go to My Xbox in the Xbox dashboard and select Settings
2. In the Settings pane, select Network
3.Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab
4.At the bottom of the screen, you will see a heading for Wired MAC and Wireless MAC

Xbox Series X or Series S:

1. Navigate to the Settings page
2. Select Network
3. Select Advanced Settings
4. Under IP Settings, the MAC addresses will be listed next to Wired MAC and Wireless MAC on the right-hand side of the screen (this is also where the IP address and other information is located)

Sony PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5:

1. Power on the PS4/PS5 without a disc in the system
2. In the PS4/PS5 menu, arrow up and select Settings
3. Scroll down to Network
4. Scroll down to View Connection Status
5. The MAC addresses will be listed next to MAC Address (LAN) and MAC Address (Wi-Fi)

What devices CANNOT connect to the secured wireless ODU Network?

The following devices CANNOT connect to the secured wireless ODU network as they do not support WPA2-Enterprise networks:


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