Connecting Game Systems

If you own a Playstation, Nintendo Game Cube, X-Box, etc.. you can connect to the wired network. You need the MAC address of your game system to register it. Once you have your MAC address complete  Web Help Desk ticket.

  • Systems without browsers must be registered by the Residence Hall Network Technician.
  • Requests to get your game system online can be submitted through Web Help Desk.
    • Log on to Web Help Desk  using your Allegheny username and password.
    • Complete a ticket using the Request Type -> Student Issue -> Game System Registration -> Wired Connection.
    • The game system will be registered within two business days after the registration form is received.

Allegheny College understands that in addition to studying students need time for recreation. Computing Services works with the student group known as Legion of Allegheny Gamers (LAG) to make the experience of online gaming at Allegheny enjoyable.

Select your Device: Nintendo GameCube | Nintendo DS | PlayStation 2 | PlayStation 3 | X-Box | X-Box 360 | Nintendo Wii | Other Device |
X-Box

  • Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
  • From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Settings.
  • From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.
  • At the lower right-hand corner of the screen you will see “MAC=” followed by a combination of 12 numbers and letters. Write this down (this is your MAC address) and complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

PlayStation 2

To set up the PlayStation 2 on the network you must first install the network adapter according to the
instructions found in the installation guide or on the PlayStation 2 Network Adapter web site. Once you have
installed the network adapter you are ready to begin the registration process.

  • Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adapter Startup CD.
  • Once it has loaded, select ISP Setup and press X.
  • The ISP SETUP will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  • For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
  • Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue.
  • At the connection test screen, select Advanced and press X to continue.
  • At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC Address at the bottom. You will need this number to register your game console.
  • To register your PlayStation 2 complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

How to set up your Nintendo Wii (wired adapter)

If you have a web browser for the Nintendo Wii, you can connect to the internet with the web browser and fill out the registration form. If you do not have the web browser, please follow the steps below:

  • Turn on the Wii.
  • From the Wii Menu, select Wii Options. (It is the round button in the lower left corner that says “Wii”.)
  • Select Wii Settings.
  • Scroll to the right to Wii System Settings 2.
  • Select Internet.
  • Select Console Information.
  • Write down the MAC address. It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo DS

This system is wireless only and is not able to connect to the Allegheny wireless network. It can connect to some college house networks. Houses on East College and Sherman St are part of the AC-Wireless network and will not be able to connect with this system.

  • 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.
  • After accessing the utility, tap “Options,” then “System Information.”
  • 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.
  • Write down the MAC address and complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.
X-Box 360

  • Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
  • Select Edit Settings.
  • From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
  • At the bottom of this screen you’ll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
  • Write this down (this is your MAC address) and complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

How to set up your PlayStation 3

To set up the PlayStation 3 follow these steps:

  • Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  • Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select “Settings.”
  • Once you are in “Settings” select “Network Settings.”
  • When the “Network Settings” list appears, select the first option which is titled “Settings and Connection Status List.”
  • Write down the “MAC Address.” It will be alphanumeric and have the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx. Then complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

Nintendo GameCube

  • Remove the GameCube’s ethernet adapter from the system. Be sure the system is turned off and unplugged.
  • Write down the adapter address that is printed on the underside of the wired ethernet adapter (this is your MAC address) and complete a Web Help Desk Request.
  • Replace the ethernet adapter in your GameCube.
  • After the registration form has been received your game system will be assigned an IP address within two business days which will allow your game system to connect online for the school year.

How to set up other devices

For other network devices like Tivo systems,  complete a Web Help Desk Request.

For all other devices such as please contact the Help Desk. In most cases you will need to bring the device, power adapter, and any instruction manuals and/or installation CDs to the User Services office in Murray Hall to have them configured properly.

REMEMBER: you are responsible for all activity that takes place from the equipment registered to you.