Gaming Consoles and Smart Devices

Gaming consoles, streaming  and smart home devices can be registered on the OWU residential (wired) network or the BishopGuest wireless network by registering the device at the following link:

We recommend using a wired connection if you have access to it. The following do have wired access in dorm rooms:

  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Bashford
  • Citizens of the World
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Hayes
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Thompson
  • Welch

Also, Chi Phi, House of Black Culture, Phi Delta Theta, and our small living units (SLUs) have at least one wired network port in each common area.

How To Find the physical (MAC) Address on

Apple TV
  1. Go to the  Apple TV’s main menu and select “Settings.”
  2. In the Settings Menu, select “About.” This could be under the “General” tab, depending on the version.
  3. The MAC Address will be listed as either “Wireless ID” or “Ethernet ID” depending on the connection.
Amazon Echo
  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
  2. Connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
  3. The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.
Amazon Fire TV
  1. Press “Menu” from the Home screen.
  2. Select “Settings.” The MAC Address should be located in the “Device Info” section.
Friendship Lamps

Friendship Lamps have their MAC address on a label on the bottom of the lamp. When connecting to BishopGuest using the Filimin Connect app, it will only ask for a password. The MAC address should be used, once it’s been registered.

Nintendo Switch
  1. Select System Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Scroll down through menu and select Internet.
  3. The MAC address will be listed under System MAC Address.
Sony PlayStation

For PS4:

  1. Power up the PlayStation without any disc in the drive.
  2. Once the PlayStation has started, navigate to “Settings.”
  3. Select “Network Settings” or “System”
  4. Select “Settings and Connection Status List” or “System Information”
  5. The physical address will be listed under “MAC Address” and you’ll likely have two: one for wired (LAN) and one for wireless.

For PS5:

  1. Start up your PlayStation 5 without a disk in the drive.
  2. On the home screen, click on the settings icon (gear) in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “System”
  4. Under “System Software”, select “Console Information”.
  5. You will see the MAC addresses for LAN cable (Ethernet) and Wi-Fi.
Roku stick or TV
  1. The MAC Address is located on the bottom or back of the Roku player or TV, depending on the model.
Xbox Consoles

For Xbox One:

  1. Go to the Dashboard>Console>Network.
  2.  Scroll down to Advanced settings.
  3. On the right-hand side there will be the Wired Mac address. This 12-digit sequence is the address you need to register.

For Xbox Series X/S:

  1. Find “My Xbox” in the Xbox Dashboard and select “Settings”.
  2. Under “General”, select “Network Settings”.
  3. Select “Advanced Settings” from the “Network Settings” tab.
  4. You will see the MAC addresses for Wired (Ethernet) and Wireless (Wi-Fi)

If you don’t see your device listed here, send us the make and model, and we’ll help you find the MAC address.

If you’ve registered your device, and it still prompts you for a username and password, use your device’s MAC address–with the colons–as both. You should only need to do this once.

Note: Gaming systems, being consumer products, typically do not support 802.1x enterprise security, therefore you cannot register them on the BishopNet wireless network. They can, however, be registered on the BishopGuest network. Registering all internet devices can be done here: or

Another note: Wireless controllers may not work in Smith and Stuy due to the density of the building and the limits of 2.4 ghz technology. We highly recommend using wired controllers.