Students: Registering a device for EHS-Game or the wired network

Students have several options for connecting their devices to the EHS network.

For wireless laptops, phones, and tablets, please see the page on connecting to EHS-Mobile or EHS1200X.

This page covers the following scenarios:

  • Game systems or smart devices that need to connect to a wireless network
  • Game systems or smart devices that connect to a wired ethernet port
  • Laptops or full-sized desktops with a wired ethernet connection

All devices that will connect to the wired ports in student dorm rooms will need to register using the instructions below.  The network security system will only allow devices to go online after they have been recorded in the system.

EHS-Game is the wireless network at EHS for students who need to connect game systems or other devices that do not support a username/password entry when joining a wireless network.  Once a device is registered, it remains registered and can join and rejoin the EHS-Game wireless network without having to re-enroll.  Registering for EHS-Game requires finding the MAC address of the device.  The instructions for finding this value are below.

If you want your game system or desktop to connect to both the wireless and wired networks, you will need to find a register the MAC addresses for the wired and wireless connections separately.  i.e. A game system could appear as two different devices in your device list.

The instructions for this network are similar to the ones for the adults for EHS-Resident.

Registering for EHS-Game and the wired network

Registering a device on EHS-Game should be done on another device that has network access such as a laptop or phone.  Registration cannot be done off campus or on a cell network.

  1. On any device that has network access, open a web browser and go to:
    https://studentdevices.ehsnet.org
    If you are given a security warning, you may ignore the warnings and click through to the next page.   In Chrome, click “Advanced” and then “Proceed to studentdevices.ehsnet.org (unsafe)”.

  2. Sign in with your EHS network username and password.  Click the checkbox next to “I agree to the terms and conditions” and then click “Sign On”.

  3. Click “Continue” to get to the registration page.
  4. Click “the “Add” button to add a new device.
  5. In the Device Name field, type a name for this device such as “My Xbox” or “Samsung TV”.  In the Device ID field, type the MAC address of this particular device.  See the section below if you need a refresher on how to find each device’s MAC address.
  6. Your device will now be listed on your personal registration page.  From this page, you can add more devices or see the ones that you have already registered.  Do not worry about the Status field that says “Pending”.
  7. Now go to the wireless device and join the EHS-Game network with the password “EHSgameon!”.  If this registration is for a wired connection, you may now plug the device into an active ethernet port to get online.

Identifying a MAC Address of a device

  • All devices that connect to wireless networks have what is called a MAC address.  The MAC address is called different things according to the device manufacturer because the name is often confused with the ‘Mac’ brand of computers. The following sections describe how to find this information on popular brands of computers and devices.
  • The MAC address will be made up of six pairs of numbers from 1-10 and/or letters from A-F. They are normally separated by colons or dashes. An example would be “A1:44:B7:DD:C2:C1”

Common device types are listed below. if you own a different kind of device such as an Apple TV or a video game system, the MAC address can be found in the system settings and is usually in an information or ‘about’ page.

Windows computers

There are different methods for finding the MAC address through the Control Panel depending on your version of Windows. The following method works for all versions of Windows.

  1. In Windows 7, go to the Start menu in the bottom left corner of the screen.   In Windows 10, just click in the search box near the bottom left of the screen.
  2. In the search box at the bottom, type “cmd”. In Windows 8 just type “cmd” at the tile screen.
  3. The search results will show a program called the “Command Prompt”. Select it with the mouse.
  4. In the black box that comes up, type “ipconfig /all” and hit Enter.
  5. Several sections will appear depending on the type of computer. Look for the section called “Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection” for wifi or “Ethernet adapter” for wired connections.
  6. The Physical Address is the MAC address for the wireless adapter.

Apple computers

The method of finding the MAC address has changed slightly with each version of OSX but the information is always in the Network section of System Preferences.

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Go to the Network section
  3. In the pane on the left, select the Wi-Fi link or Ethernet
  4. Click the Advanced button in the lower right.
  5. The Wi-Fi Address is listed at the bottom of this page.

Android devices

Your mileage may vary as there are so many types of Android devices and variations on the mobile operating system.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. At the bottom of this screen is the System subsection. Select About Tablet (or phone)
  3. Tap the section called Status
  4. There is a listing for the Wi-Fi Mac Address.
Xbox One
  1. Press the “Menu” button on your controller.
  2. Navigate to the Settings page.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. MAC address will be listed next to Wired MAC on the right hand side of the screen.
PS4

From http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/45936/ps4-how-to-find-mac-address-of-wifi-or-ethernet/

  1. Scroll to the Settings icon in the control bar
  2. Scroll down to Network and select it
  3. Select View Connection Status
  4. Both wired and wireless MAC addresses are listed here
TVs and DVD players

Every TV, DVD player, and other home entertainment devices will have a different method of finding this information.  In almost every case, it will be in a Settings menu under Networking or Advanced.  It may be called a MAC address or wifi address.  Contact the tech department if you need assistance.