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Connecting a Gaming Console to the Western Network

  • The first step is to identify the game console’s Mac-Addresses. This could be found in network settings on any game console. At the bottom are steps to find the MAC addresses on a PS4 and a Xbox One.  We suggest you register BOTH mac addresses (wired and wireless) so that you can use your device with or without a network cable.
  • The next step requires that you use a device that is already registered on the network such as a laptop or a cellphone to register your console.
  • Connect to wireless network “Western-Student” on the device that is already registered or use a network cable that you plug directly into a network drop, open a web browser (preferably Google Chrome) and go to the following web address: mydevices.wcsu.edu
    You will see the following screen:

  • You will need to log in with your WCSU windows account.
  • Click “Add”.

  • Enter a device description that you will remember in the field “Device name:”

  • Enter the consoles MAC address in the field “Device ID:” then click “Submit”.

  • Go to your game console and select the wireless network “Western-Student” and your device will now be connected to the Western wireless network.

Playstation 5 MAC Address

  • Turn on your Playstation 5
  • From the home screen, select the gear icon (settings) in the upper right


3. Select System


4. Select Console Information


5. Note the MAC address (Wi-Fi) displayed at the bottom of the list

Xbox MAC Address


  • Navigate to My Games and Apps

  • Select Settings.

  • Select Network

  •  Select Advanced Settings

  •  The MAC Addresses for the wireless adapter should be displayed.

Playstation 4 MAC Address


  • Turn on your Playstation 4 without any disk in the drive and wait for the menu to pop up.
  • Navigate to the “Settings” icon (located on the far left).

  • Select the “System” icon under the Settings menu.

  •  Select “System Information.”

  •  You will see your MAC address listed on this screen, containing letters and numbers in the format xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx. Write down your MAC address (Wi_Fi).

Updated on August 5, 2021

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