Entertainment Devices

**WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO CONNECT VIA ETHERNET CABLE FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE** (Ethernet Cables can be purchased from the USD Torero Store for $10)

Wireless setup instructions for Gaming Consoles, Smart TVs, and Media Streaming Devices

  • Do Not Connect to Wireless Network yet
  • Power Media Streaming Device on and Retrieve MAC Address (Use Table below to find your device's MAC address.)
  • Go to devicereg.sandiego.edu log in using your USDOne account/Email and fill out the form to Register your device. (Gaming consoles must be registered as "Gaming Console" in the Account Role. Smart TVs and Media Streaming Devices must be registered as "Audio Video Equipment"
  • Name of the Device can be anything. However, Apple TVs must be named "Apple TV" when registering.
  • After registering, turn off the device's wireless connectivity through the network settings.
  • Turn the device off for 10 minutes.
  • Turn the device back on and connect to the usdguest wireless network. (NOT eduroam!) Although the device is connecting to the usdguest SSID, the bandwidth is being controlled by eduroam for the best possible connection and speed. 

Current Supported Devices

PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Amazon TV, Apple TV, Blu-Ray Players, Roku, Roku XD, Amazon Echo/Tap, Firestick/FireTV, and Most Smart TVs. 

Unsupported Devices

Chromecast, Boxee Box

**Troubleshooting If you Connected the device to the usdguest wireless network before you registered the device, disable the device's wireless for 5-10 minutes then try reconnecting. *Make sure you entered the right MAC address when you registered the device. if the MAC address is wrong the Device will not be accepted.* If you still experience problems then contact Help Desk at help@sandiego.edu or (619)260-7900

Device Table - Find your Device's MAC Address

Device Name Where to locate MAC Address
Nintendo Switch
  1. From the Home menu go to System Settings 
  2. Click Internet
  3. Click Internet Settings
  4. Wait for the Wi-Fi connections to populate, then scroll to the bottom. 
  5. The Nintendo Switch MAC address will be display at the bottom of the page. 
Nintendo Wii U
  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Tap on the Internet Settings button
  3. Select the View MAC Address option
  4. You should now see your Wii U’s MAC Address.
PlayStation 3
  1. Start the PlayStation 3 with no disc inserted
  2. Select the System Settings icon and push the "X" button
  3. Select System Information and push the "X" button
  4. The third line will be the PlayStation 3 MAC Address.
PlayStation 4
  1. From the main menu, select Settings (located on the upper right)
  2. Select Network
  3. Select View Connection Status
  4. Scroll down until the PlayStation 4 MAC Address is visible.
Xbox 360
  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox (select the Xbox logo on the controller) > Settings > System Settings
  2. Select Network Settings
  3. Select Wired Network or Wireless Network based on your connection to the internet
  4. Once you are in the correct network tab, Select Configure Network > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings
  5.  The Xbox 360 12 digit MAC Address will be listed at the bottom of the screen.
Xbox One
  1. Navigate to the Settings page
  2. Select Network
  3. Select Advanced Settings
  4. The Xbox One MAC Address will be displayed on the right side of the screen
Amazon Fire TV
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Applications
  3. Select Network, then select Yes
  4. The Amazon Fire TV MAC Address will appear on your screen.
Apple TV
  1. From the main menu, choose Settings and then click About
  2. Look for the Apple TV MAC Address next to "Ethernet ID"
  3. Alternatively, you may find the Apple TV MAC Address printed on the UPC label on the Apple TV box.
Blu-ray Players
  1. Press Home, Setup, and then Network
  2. Choose the Connection Status option
  3. The Blu-Ray Player MAC Address should be listed.
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings, and then About
  2. The Roku MAC Address will appear on your screen
  3. Alternatively, you can find the Roku MAC Address on the bottom or back of your Roku.
Roku XD
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings
  2. Select Player Info
  3. The Roku XD MAC Address should appear on your screen.
  1. From the TiVo Menu, select Settings and then choose Phone/Network
  2. Your TiVo MAC Address will appear on the page that opens.
Amazon Echo/Tap
  1. Download the Amazon Alexa App to your smartphone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
  2. Plug in your Echo using the included power adapter.
  3. Connect to the wireless broadcasted network broadcasted by your Echo on your phone or computer.
  4.  The MAC address will display at the bottom of the first screen in the Alexa app.


Finding the MAC address for SMART TVs will vary. Please google search finding your MAC address for your specific SMART TV model and brand. ***Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Boxee Box, and ChromeCast are unsupported and WILL NOT work with our network*** Apple TVs must be named “Apple TV” in the device name when registering.