Information Technology and Services

Game Consoles and other non-Web enabled Devices

Special Note: Apple Airport Time Capsule

All current video-game consoles:

  • XBox, XBox 360 and XBox 1
  • Playstation 2, 3 and 4
  • Wii and WiiU
should be connected to the SU network via a wired connection. These devices should/will register automatically when connected to the wired network and do not need to be registered manually by ITS. Game consoles are not supported on the wireless network. NOTE: ITS does not support the setup or use of game consoles. Students who have problems or questions regarding the use of game consoles must seek help from the appropriate vendors.

Special Note for Wii

As the Wii only supports wireless out of the box - and online gaming on the SU network is only accessible through the wired network, students will need to purchase a Wii LAN adapter before they can get onto the network. The Wii Net Connect is currently available for purchase at the SU Bookstore ($21.99).

Other non-Web enabled devices such as:

  • VOIP devices
  • TiVo
  • Roku
  • Slingbox
  • AppleTV
should also be connected to the SU network via a wired connection. In some instances, these devices are not automatically registered and require the use of a wired router to establish the connection to the network. When connecting the device to the router, you must also connect your personal computer to the router at the same time in order register and establish the connection through the router.

See information about personal network routers below.

Special Note for TIVO

Certain models of the TIVO series2 DVR do not have a wired ethernet connection and require the purchase of a wired USB adapter. This adapter is available for purchase at the TIVO website.

Personal Network Routers
To better accommodate the varied devices students connect to the wired (Ethernet) network in residence halls (i.e. personal computers, gaming consoles, voice-over-Internet devices, and TiVo), ITS has approved the use of personal network routers in student rooms (sometimes called "broadband routers or "cable/DSL routers"). Routers must not have wireless capability (i.e. Apple Airports are not allowed) because wireless devices disrupt the SU network (wired and wireless). Further information is available on the router Web page.