How-To: Connect your streaming media device to Sage's wifi

This article will assist you in connecting and registering your smart TV or gaming device with the Sage Colleges wireless network.

Table of Contents

Here's how it's done

Getting your device information

Prior to registering your device and connecting to the wifi you will need a specific piece of information called the MAC address. The MAC address is a unique hardware identifier that is specific to your device and your device only. To find your MAC address please locate your device in the Table of Contents and follow the directions.

Registering your Device

Login to Device Registration Page


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Head on over to https://packetfence.sage.edu/device-registration and login with your Sage username and Password.

Prepare to register your device

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     Once logged in you will be presented with this webpage. Click on Register another device.

Enter in your MAC Address

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     Enter in your MAC Address of your device and click Register. It will be formatted in six sets of 2 characters separated by colons.

     An example of a MAC Address is 23:F4:D2:47:C5:B1

Manage your registered devices

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     Once you click the Register button you should see a message letting you know that the MAC Address was successfully registered.

     In this example we have used a fake MAC Address of 00:00:00:00:00:00

Manage your devices!

You also have the ability to manage your registered devices here. If you have lost or replaced a device and you no longer want it registered you can unregistered it here.

Device Instructions

Nintendo Consoles

Nintendo DS

To locate the MAC Address from a Nintendo DS, you must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility.

Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.

  1. After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  2. The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.


Nintendo 3DS

To locate the MAC Address of your 3DS:

  1. From the HOME menu, highlight and select the System Settings Icon.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.

Wii U

To locate the MAC Address of your Wii U console:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select View MAC Address and wait a moment for the MAC Address to be displayed.

Sony Consoles

Playstation 3

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 3 console:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.

Playstation 4

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 4 console:

  1. Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
  2. Scroll down to Network
  3. Scroll down to View Connection Status
  4. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address.

PSP

To locate the MAC Address of your PlayStation Portable (PSP):

  1. Navigate to "System Settings"
  2. Then navigate to "System Information", which is where the MAC Address is listed.

PS Vita

To locate the MAC Address of your PS Vita console:

  1. On the PS Vita’s Home screen, go to Settings.
  2. Once in Settings, go to System.
  3. In System head to System Information
  4. Your Wifi MAC address will be listed here.

Microsoft Consoles

Xbox 360

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Xbox on the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
  6. Go to Additional Settings.
  7. Select Advanced Settings.
  8. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Xbox One

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Streaming Devices

Apple TV

To locate the MAC Address of your Apple TV:

  1. With your Apple TV remote, navigate to the Settings icon and select it.
  2. From the Settings menu, select General.
  3. Under General, select Network.
  4. Your MAC Address will be next to either Wi-Fi Address or Ethernet Address depending on whether you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or a Wired connection.

Chromecast

To locate the MAC Address of your Chromecast:

  1. Open the Chromecast app on your computer. If you have set up your Chromecast recently, you'll find a shortcut to the app on your desktop. Otherwise, Windows users should check the Start Menu and Mac users should check Applications.
  2. Click Settings, and the MAC Address will be at the bottom of the window.

Roku

To locate the MAC Address of your Roku:

  1. On the back on your Roku there are a pair of six 2-digit pairs separated by colons, e.g. 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C. One set is for the Ethernet connector and for the other for the wireless connector.
  2. Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select settings> player info. The Addresses will be listed on-screen.

Smart TV/Bluray Player

To locate the MAC Address of your Smart TV or Bluray Player:

  • Most MAC Addresses will be visible in the Settings Menu, either under the Network or About sections.
  • Alternatively, check with the manufacturer for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.

Wrapping up

This article has shown you how to register your streaming device with the Sage wireless network. If you run into any issues or need any assistance please reach out to the Sage Service Desk. You can create a service request by visiting the Service Center.

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