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PittNet (Wired): How to Connect your Gaming Console or Smart TV to PittNet

The following instructions cover how to register a system and connect to the Pitt Gaming network in the residence halls. The Pitt Gaming network was created to support network access for gaming consoles and smart TVs that do not have the capacity to store a username and password. It is not intended as a network connection point for PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets that do have the means to store and present a University Computing Account username and password.

Once a device is registered, it will be able to access the Internet and network with other systems on the Pitt Gaming network. You can connect your device to the Pitt Gaming network by attaching to the PITT-GAMING network that should be visible in every University residence hall. Pittsburgh campus residents can also use an Ethernet cable to connect a device to their room's data port.

Please note: this service may not be fully functional at Titusville.

More advanced functions of smart TVs, such as screen sharing, will not function on the Pitt Gaming network. No functions that involve the sharing of the network feed over wireless are supported.

In order to connect one of these devices to the Pitt Gaming network, you will need to register it with the University. The following steps document how to go about registering a device and connecting it to the Pitt Gaming network.

 

Step 1: Determine the Device to be Connected

Before starting this process, you will need to decide which device you would like to connect to the Pitt Gaming network in this fashion. Due to limited administrative resources, the University can allow only one non-authenticating device per resident student to connect to Pitt Gaming. You can always switch your registration to another device. But you will have to go through the registration and configuration process again.

 

Step 2: Determine Your Device's MAC Address

Each device that can connect to the Internet features a unique, twelve-character address that is used to identify the device on the network. This address, called a “MAC address” is made up of six hexadecimal numbers. These numbers show up as six pairs of some combination of the letters A, B, C, D, E, or F and the numbers 0 through 9. Hexadecimal numbers can feature two letters, two numbers or a letter and a number. They are not case-sensitive so upper case or lower case letters may be displayed. MAC addresses are often written with colons, dashes or spaces separating the pairs. They can also be printed as just 12 characters, with no spaces or other characters separating the hexadecimal numbers. Here are some examples of how MAC addresses are displayed:

Physical Address    E4-27-8F-2D-A7-4E<br>LAN Address: e4278f2da74e

It is important to determine the MAC address of the device that you wish to connect to the Pitt Gaming network before moving onto the next steps. Unfortunately, there is no consistency in how manufacturers enable access to MAC addresses. On some devices, the MAC address is printed on a label affixed to the outside of the device. Other devices require that you navigate information menus in order to find a MAC address. Some devices will require the installation of an application on a smartphone, tablet or PC in order to determine the MAC address and configure the system for wireless access.

Many devices, such as gaming consoles or Apple TV units, support both wired and wireless network connectivity. These devices will display two MAC addresses to choose from. It is important to document the correct MAC address for your device, depending on how you will be connecting it to the Pitt Gaming network (wireless or Ethernet cable connected to your room's data port). If you are not sure, make sure to write down both (including how they are labeled). That way you will have the information handy should you ever decide to switch your registration from the wireless interface to Ethernet, or vice-versa.

The initials MAC stand for "media access control." This addressing convention has nothing to do with the Macintosh line of desktop and laptop PCs from Apple (often referred to as "Mac" computers). Macintosh systems, like all network capable devices, have MAC addresses.

The following sections document how to obtain the MAC address from commonly-used devices:

Determining Your Apple TV Unit's MAC Address

Apple TV

Note: Apple prints the MAC address for both wireless and wired (Ethernet) connections on a label on the Apple TV box. Follow these instructions if you do not have access to the box.

  1. Power up the unit and use the up and down arrow keys to navigate down to the Settings menu. Click the round center button inside the directional buttons to open the menu item.
  2. The About option should be highlighted. Click the round button to open this menu item.
  3. The MAC address of the Apple TV's wireless network interface should be listed as Wireless ID. The MAC address for the Apple TV unit's wired (Ethernet) connection will be listed as Ethernet ID. Record the appropriate 12-character string onto a piece of paper depending on whether you will be using the unit's wireless network connection or the wired connection. Record both of these addresses in case you wish to switch registration from wired to wireless, or vice versa, at some point in the future.

Determining Your XBox 360 Unit's MAC Address

Xbox 360

  1. Press the guide button on your controller.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Navigate down to System Settings.
  4. Navigate down to Network Settings.
  5. Select the Wired Network tile if you intend to connect your unit to your dorm room's network data port using an Ethernet cable. Select the tile for the PITT-GAMING network, that should be visible, if you intend to connect via wireless.
  6. Select Configure Network.
  7. Go to Additional Settings .
  8. Select Advanced Settings.
  9. The MAC address for the wireless or wired (Ethernet) adapter in the Xbox 360 unit should be listed on the following screen.

Determining Your XBox One Unit's MAC Address

Xbox One

Your Xbox unit will want to connect to a network as soon as it is powered on. However, you need to register your MAC address with CSSD before network connectivity will be established. You will have to let your Xbox run through its system setup routine and fail. Click on the Fix It option when it appears. This process will also fail. Your Xbox will then prompt you to manually set up the networking for the system. Some Xbox versions will display two MAC addresses on this screen, one for wired (Ethernet) and one for wireless. Document both addresses, including the proper labels. Some Xbox systems use only one MAC address. Document this address.

If your system does not follow this process and you find yourself at the main console, follow these instructions to locate your unit's MAC addresses:

  1. Select My Games & Apps if you are signed into a profile.
  2. Navigate to the Settings tile.
  3. Select the Network tile.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. Two distinct MAC addresses (one for "Wired" and one for "Wireless") should be displayed. Record both these addresses in case you wish to switch registration from wired (Ethernet) to wireless, or vice versa, at some point in the future.
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Determining Your PlayStation 3 Unit's MAC Address

PlayStation 3

  1. Select Settings from the row of icons running across the top of the display.
  2. Select the System Settings tile.
  3. Navigate down to System Information.
  4. Your unit's MAC address should be listed on the following screen.

Determining Your PlayStation 4 Unit's MAC Address

PlayStation 4

  1. Power on your system without a disk in the drive. The menu should appear.
  2. Select Settings from the row of icons running across the display.
  3. Navigate down to System and select it.
  4. System Information should be the first highlighted choice. Select this entry.
  5. Your unit's two MAC addresses (LAN Cable and Wi-Fi) should be presented on the following screen. "LAN Cable" refers to the unit's wired (Ethernet) MAC address and "Wi-Fi" refers to the wireless address. Record both of these addresses in case you wish to switch registration from wired to wireless, or vice versa, at some point in the future.

Determining Your Nintendo Switch Unit's MAC Address

Switch

  1. From the home menu, select "System Settings."
  2. Scroll down and select "Internet."
  3. The system's MAC address should be visible on the "Internet Settings" screen as "System MAC Address."

Determining Your Nintendo 2DS/3DS Unit's MAC Address

2DS/3DS

  1. From the home menu, tap the "System Settings" menu tile (the wrench icon).
  2. Select the "Internet Settings" tile.
  3. Select "Other Information."
  4. Select "Confirm MAC Address."
  5. The system's MAC address should be visible as "MAC Address."

Wii

  1. Power on the console. Press the A button on the remote to reach the main menu.
  2. Select the Wii Settings tile.
  3. Select the right arrow icon on the first "Wii System Settings" screen to reveal additional choices.
  4. Select Internet.
  5. Select Console Information.
  6. The console's MAC address should be presented at the top of the following screen.

If instructions for your device are not part of the list above, you may need to search for information specific to your device using an Internet search engine like Google.

 

Step 3: Fill Out the Online Device Registration Form

Once you have acquired your device's MAC Address, you need to begin the process of registering your device with Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) so that it can utilize the Pitt Gaming network. The registration process begins by filling in and submitting the MAC Address Registration Request form to CSSD. This form is available by logging into the My Pitt portal, clicking on Profile in the upper right corner and then selecting Manage Your Account.

CSSD will process this information and return an email confirming that the MAC address for your device has been added to the list of addresses that can utilize the Pitt Gaming network. This will usually happen within 24 hours of your submission. If CSSD has any questions on your submission, a representative from the Technology Help Desk will contact you by email or phone prior to approving the request.

 

Step 4: Configure Your Device to Connect to the Pitt Gaming Network

 

Using an Ethernet Cable (Pittsburgh campus only)

If you are connecting your device to the Pitt Gaming network with an Ethernet cable to your room's network port, this step is easy. Just plug in your device and test network connectivity. If the MAC address for the device has been successfully registered, your device should be able to communicate with the Internet and other systems on the Pitt Gaming network.

 

Using Wireless

Once you have registered the wireless MAC address of your device with CSSD, you will be ready for the final step in connecting your system to the Pitt Gaming network. As with the process for finding the MAC address, each manufacturer will require a unique set of steps in order to attach to a wireless local area network address (or SSID). This address should pop up as an attachable network resource, along with WIRELESS-PITTNET and WIRELESS-PITTNET-FAST, when your system is active in a University residence hall space. Directions for the most commonly-used systems are listed below.

Connecting your Apple TV to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

Apple TV

Power up or restart your Apple TV unit. When it does not sense active network traffic on the Ethernet (wired) interface, it will prompt you to attach to available wireless networks. Select PITT-GAMING from this list. If the wireless MAC address for your Apple TV unit has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your Xbox 360 to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

Xbox 360

  1. Press the guide button on your controller.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Navigate down to System Settings.
  4. Navigate down to Network Settings.
  5. A tile for the PITT-GAMING network should be visible. Select this tile. If the wireless MAC address for your Xbox has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your Xbox One to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

Xbox One

Your Xbox unit will want to connect to a network as soon as it is powered on. Locate the PITT-GAMING entry from the list of available wireless networks and select it. If the wireless MAC address for your Xbox has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

If your system does not follow this process and you find yourself at the main console, follow these instructions to attach to the Pitt Gaming wireless network:

  1. Select My Games & Apps if you are signed into a profile.
  2. Navigate to the Settings tile.
  3. Select the Network tile.
  4. Select Set up wireless network.
  5. Locate the PITT-GAMING entry from the list of available wireless networks and select it. If the wireless MAC address for your Xbox has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your PlayStation 3 to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

PlayStation 3

  1. Select Settings from the row of icons running across the top of the display.
  2. Select the Network Settings tile.
  3. Select Internet Connections. Make sure the setting is "Enabled."
  4. Navigate to Internet Connection Settings and press the X button.
  5. Click Yes to get past the Internet disconnect warning and select the Easy setup option.
  6. The console will scan for available wireless network and display a list of available connection points.
  7. A listing for PITT-GAMING should be visible. Select this entry and press the X button. If the wireless MAC address for your PlayStation has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your PlayStation 4 to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

PlayStation 4

  1. Power on your system without a disk in the drive. The menu should appear.
  2. Select Settings from the row of icons running across the display.
  3. Navigate down to Network and select it.
  4. Navigate to Set Up Internet Connection and select it.
  5. Use Wi-Fi should be the first highlighted choice. Select this entry.
  6. Easy should be the first highlighted choice. Select this entry.
  7. The console will prompt you to attach to a network (Which Wi-Fi network do you want to use?) A listing for PITT-GAMING should be visible. Select this entry and press the X button. If the wireless MAC address for your PlayStation has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your Nintendo Switch to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

Switch

  1. Select "System Settings" (the gear icon) from the home menu.
  2. Scroll down and select "Internet."
  3. Select "Internet Settings."
  4. The system will begin displaying available wireless networks.
  5. Select the PITT-GAMING network. Try pressing the "Y" button a couple of times to refresh the list of available networks if it does not initially appear.
  6. If the wireless MAC address for your Switch console has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your Nintendo 2DS/3DS to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

2DS/3DS

  1. From the home menu, tap the "System Settings" menu tile (the wrench icon).
  2. Select the "Internet Settings" tile.
  3. Select the "Connection Settings" tile.
  4. Tap the "New Connection" tile and then tap "Manual Setup" on the screen that follows.
  5. Tap the "Search for Access Point" tile.
  6. The system will perform a search of available network access points and will display a list of available networks.
  7. Select PITT-GAMING from the list. If the wireless MAC address for your console has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

Connecting your Nintendo Wii to the Pitt Gaming Wireless Network

Wii

  1. Power on the console. Press the A button on the remote to reach the main menu.
  2. Select the Wii Settings tile.
  3. Select the right arrow icon on the first "Wii System Settings" screen to reveal additional choices.
  4. Select Internet.
  5. Select Connection Settings.
  6. Select one of the available Connection Settings choices.
  7. Select Wireless Connection from the menu of your selected "Connection" entry (1, 2 or 3).
  8. Select Search for an Access Point.
  9. The console will prompt you to, "Choose the access point you want to connect to." Select OK.
  10. A listing for PITT-GAMING should be visible. Select this entry. If the wireless MAC address for your Wii console has been properly registered with CSSD, the connection should go through and the unit will be able to communicate on the network.

 

Internet Connection Sharing

 

An alternative connection method

While the Pitt Gaming network offers a fast connection option for gaming consoles and smart TVs, there are other options for enabling access for these units that do not have the capacity to authenticate to the University network. These procedures involve sharing the standard internet connection (through the room's data port or using WIRELESS-PITTNET or WIRELESS-PITTNET-FAST) using a PC or laptop. The steps involve purchasing additional hardware and may require some assistance.

Configuring Your Windows PC to Support Internet Connection Sharing

Configuring Your Windows PC to Support Internet Connection Sharing

The following instructions can be used to configure your Windows computer to share the Internet connection in your residence hall room with a gaming console or smart TV.

 

Requirements

 
  • A computer running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 that is currently configured for wired PittNet
  • A USB Ethernet adapter (sold at the University Store on Fifth)
  • One additional Ethernet cable (sold at the University Store on Fifth)

    Note: A crossover cable must be used instead of a normal Ethernet cable if neither of the adapters connected between the computer and the console are a Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Crossover cables are rarely needed. An additional USB Ethernet adapter may be needed if the console does not have one natively built-in.
 

Before You Get Started

 
  1. Ensure the Ethernet cable is connected from the wall network port to the computer.
  2. Plug the USB Ethernet adapter into an available USB port on the computer.
  3. Make sure the console is off.
  4. Connect the additional Ethernet cable from the USB Ethernet adapter to the network port on your gaming console.

Note: Some anti-virus programs may block necessary features for gaming consoles. CSSD recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. Symantec Endpoint Protection has been successfully tested with these gaming console instructions. Students, faculty, and staff can download Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Before installing Symantec Endpoint Protection, you must first uninstall any existing anti-virus software on your computer, including previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection. Additional information about installing and configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection for Windows is available.

 

Internet Connection Sharing Set Up

 
    1. Open the Control Panel.
      • Windows Vista or Windows 7: Click the Start button, then Control Panel.
      • Windows 8: Click on the search icon from the tiled "Metro" interface and enter "Control Panel". Click on the Control Panel line that should appear underneath.
      • Windows 10: Access the Start menu by clicking the Windows logo and select Settings and then Network & Internet.
 
    1. Click on Network and Sharing Center. On Windows 10 systems, you will have to click Ethernet first in order to get to Network and Sharing Center.
 
    1. On the left hand side, click Change Adapter Settings.
 
    1. Right-click on the icon representing your built-in Ethernet adapter and click Properties. This is typically called Local Area Connection 1 or Ethernet 1.
 
    1. Click the Sharing tab and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.
      Allow other network users
 
    1. In the drop-down box, specify the adapter that will receive the shared connection. This should be the USB Ethernet adapter connection (typically called Local Area Connection 2 or Ethernet 2).
 
    1. Uncheck the box labeled Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection.
 
    1. Click Settings to add new Services. An Advanced Settings window will pop up with various services.

Service settings window
    1. Various ports will need to be added depending on the gaming console. The process for adding each port is the same. The following ports will need to be added for the respective consoles:

      Xbox One

      • 88 - UDP
      • 3074 - UDP
      • 3074 - TCP
      • 53 - UDP
      • 53 - TCP
      • 80 - TCP
      • 3544 - UDP
      • 4500 - UDP
       

      Playstation 3

      • 80 - TCP
      • 443 - TCP
      • 3478 - TCP
      • 3479 - TCP
      • 3480 - TCP
      • 5223 - TCP
      • 8080 - TCP
      • 3478 - UDP
      • 3479 - UDP
       

      Playstation 4

      • 80 - TCP
      • 443 - TCP
      • 1935 - TCP
      • 3478 - TCP
      • 3479 - TCP
      • 3480 - TCP
      • 3478 - UDP
      • 3479 - UDP
       

      Click Add to add a new service. A Window will pop up.

      Service settings window

       

      Enter the following information:

      • Description of service: This can be anything. It is recommended to name it with the port type and number for simplicity.
      • Name or IP address: 127.0.0.1
      • External Port number and Internal Port number: Enter the same port number for both values. This will depend on the gaming console. Please refer to the list of ports below.
      • Click the TCP or UDP option button. This will depend on the gaming console. Please refer to the list of ports below.
 
    1. Click OK when finished.
 
    1. Repeat this process for each remaining port for the console to be configured. Note: an error may be appear if a port has already been added. 80 - TCP is often pre-installed as Web Server (HTTP) and 443 - TCP is often pre-installed as Secure Web Server (HTTPS). If these exist, highlight the entry, click Edit, and enter 127.0.0.1 under the Name or IP address box.
 
    1. Click OK to dismiss the Local Area Connection Properties window.
 
    1. Right-click the icon representing your USB to Ethernet adapter and click Properties. This is typically called something along the lines of Local Area Connection 2 or Ethernet 2. A window will appear. The Networking tab should be displayed by default.

Local area connection 2
    1. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
 
    1. Click the button for Use the following IP address:
      • Set IP address to 192.168.0.1
      • Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
      • Default Gateway remains blank
 
    1. Click the button for Use the following DNS server addresses:
      • Set Preferred DNS Server to 136.142.57.10 (for Pittsburgh campus students)
      • Set Alternate DNS Server to 136.142.188.76 (for Pittsburgh campus students)
 
    1. Click OK to dismiss the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
 
    1. Click the Authentication tab and uncheck the checkbox for Enable IEEE 802.1X authentication.
 
  1. Click OK to dismiss the Local Area Connection 2 (or similarly named) Properties window.

 

Configuring Your Macintosh PC to Support Internet Connection Sharing

Overview

The following instructions can be used to configure your Mac computer to share the Internet connection in your residence hall room with a gaming console.

Requirements

  • An Apple computer running Windows that is currently configured for wired PittNet
  • A USB Ethernet adapter (sold at the University Store on Fifth)
  • One additional Ethernet cable (sold at the University Store on Fifth)
    Note: A crossover cable must be used instead of a normal Ethernet cable if neither of the adapters connected between the computer and the console are a Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Crossover cables are rarely needed. An additional USB Ethernet adapter may be needed if the console does not have one natively built-in.

Note for Apple Computers

Internet Connection Sharing will not work on Mac OS X for trying to connect a gaming console to Pitt's network. A Boot Camp partition must be set up with Windows installed in order to connect an Apple computer. You can either:

  • Use the link below to configure Boot Camp and Install Windows yourself. For this method, you will need to obtain a copy of Windows from the Student Computing Labs.
  • Alternatively, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] or submit a request online to schedule an appointment to have a consultant assist you with setting up Boot Camp. For this method, the consultant will bring a copy of Windows to install on your computer.

 

Once Boot Camp is set up and Windows is installed, continue with the configuration instructions for Windows PCs found in the previous section.

Configuring your Gaming Console to Use a Shared Internet Connection

Configuring your Gaming Console to Use a Shared Internet Connection

Instructions for configuring the most popular gaming consoles to use a shared Internet connection in the residence halls are documented below.

 

Xbox 360

 
  1. Turn on the Xbox 360.
  2. Navigate to the Settings tab.
  3. Choose System.
  4. Choose Network Settings.
  5. Choose Configure Network.
  6. Choose Wired Network.
  7. Choose Configure Network.
  8. Navigate to the right tab -- Additional Settings.
  9. Choose Restore to factory default and confirm when prompted.
  10. Navigate to the left tab -- Basic Settings, choose IP Settings.
  11. Choose Manual and enter the following values:
    • IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 may be used for this step)
    • Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
    • Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
  12. Click Done.
  13. Under Basic Settings, choose DNS Settings.
  14. Choose Manual and enter the following values:
    • Primary DNS Server: 136.142.57.10
    • Secondary DNS Server: 136.142.188.76
  15. Click Done.
  16. Press B to go back.
  17. Choose Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
  18. Xbox should connect to Xbox LIVE. An error regarding NAT may appear, but this can be ignored.
 

Xbox One

 
  1. Turn on the Xbox One.
  2. Access the Settings by pressing the Menu button on the controller, press A to continue.
  3. Select Network, press A to continue.
  4. Select Advanced settings, press A to continue.
  5. Select IP Settings and enter the following information:
    • IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 may be used for this step)
    • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
    • Select DNS settings, select Manual and enter the following information:
      • Primary DNS: 136.142.57.10
      • Secondary DNS: 136.142.188.76
  6. Press B on your controller, and then select Test network connection.
 

Playstation 3

 
  1. Turn on the Playstation 3.
  2. Select Settings from the menu, and navigate to the Network Settings submenu.
  3. Choose Internet Connection Settings, enter the following information, and continue after each step:
    • Select a setting method: Custom
    • Select a connection method: Wired connection
    • Select the operation mode for this network device: Auto-detect
    • IP Address setting: Manual
    • Enter IP information:
      • IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to
        192.168.0.254 may be used for this step)
      • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
      • Default Router: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
      • Primary DNS: 136.142.57.10
      • Secondary DNS: 136.142.188.76
    • MTU: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do not use
    • UPnP: Enable
  4. Once finished, a summary of settings will be shown. Press the X button to save the settings. The settings can be tested at this time.
 

Playstation 4

 
  1. Turn on the Playstation 4.
  2. Access the Settings from the XMB, and navigate to the Network submenu.
  3. Choose Set Up Internet Connection, press X to continue.
  4. How do you want to connect to the network?: Choose Use a LAN Cable, press X to continue.
  5. How do you want to set up the Internet connection?: Choose Custom, press X to continue
  6. IP Address Settings: Choose Manual, press X to continue
  7. Enter IP information as follows, and click Next when complete:
    • IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 may be used for this step)
    • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
    • Primary DNS: 136.142.57.10
    • Secondary DNS: 136.142.188.76
  8. MTU Settings: Choose Automatic, press X to continue.
  9. Proxy Server: Choose Do Not Use, press X to continue.
  10. An Internet connection test will be displayed to confirm connectivity.
 

Nintendo Wii (Ethernet)

 

A USB LAN adapter compatible with the Nintendo Wii is needed to connect it to the Ethernet. The Wii does not have a built in Ethernet connection.

  1. Plug in a Wii USB LAN Adapter.
  2. Turn on your gaming console.
  3. Select the Wii button in the bottom left hand corner.
  4. Choose the Wii Settings box on the right.
  5. Find and choose Internet from the list.
  6. Choose Connection Settings.
  7. Choose a Connection that is not configured [Connection #: None] or overwrite one.
  8. Choose Wired Connection.
  9. Choose Change Settings.
    • Click the right arrow twice
    • Make sure Auto-IP Address has Yes selected
    • Click the right arrow for Auto-Obtain DNS.
    • Choose No, then click Advanced Settings
    • Set Primary DNS to 136.142.57.10
    • Set Secondary DNS to 136.142.188.76
    • Click Confirm
  10. Choose Save and choose OK to test connection.

 

Important Points to Remember

  • For subsequent connections after sleep, hibernate, or reboot, you may need to undo the connection sharing on the main Ethernet adapter and re-share the connection.

Get Help

The Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your technology-related questions. Questions can also be submitted online.