Connecting a Game Console on the USNH Wireless Network


This article provides information to connect game consoles to USNH Open networks.



This article provides information to connect game consoles to USNH Open networks. For an overview, see Gaming Consoles on the USNH Network.



Task: To connect game consoles to USNH Open networks.


Important: USNH strongly recommends that all game consoles brought on campus be at least 802.11ac/5GHz band capable to ensure the best possible gaming experience. All older consoles will be a "best effort" situation.

NOTE: We are also aware of ongoing issues with Xbox Model 1540s having connectivity problems on UNH-Open, stemming from a firmware update last February (2022). We continue to work with these clients but as of now we cannot guarantee connectivity for these devices.



Step 1 - Power on your console and locate the MAC address in the settings. Instructions to find your MAC address can be found here.

Step 2 - From a laptop or mobile device navigate to Network Registration and register the console.


Step 3 - Click on "Register New Device".


Step 4 - Wait for a couple of minutes, and then connect the console to the respective Open wireless network (KSC, PSU, or UNH).


Additional Notes:

It is known that some gaming devices are not recognized as gaming devices and must be added manually to the USNH network. In the event you continue to have connectivity issues, you may contact your Campus Help Desk or submit a ticket on the Report An Issue web form. Please be sure to include the MAC address of your device; your physical location (i.e. dorm building); contact information and any issues with connecting your game console to the USNH network.

If you experience issues reconnecting to the wireless network after breaks, or bringing the console home, we strongly recommend first powering the console down, unplugging it and waiting five minutes before turning back on. If that doesn't work, try a full factory reset before attempting to reconnect to clear out any legacy configurations.



Your game console is now connected to the USNH Open network.


Further Readings

Gaming Consoles on the USNH Network

Connecting a Chromecast on the USNH Wireless Network 

Connecting a Smart TV, Roku, etc. on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting an Amazon Echo or Dot on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting an Amazon Fire Stick on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting a Google Home on the USNH Wireless Network

Connecting a Roku Express to the Campus-Open Network

PC Gaming on the UNH Wireless Network


Need additional help?

Visit the ET&S Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  



Article ID: 788
Fri 7/19/19 5:36 PM
Tue 2/13/24 8:49 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)

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