Here are the simple steps to get a media or gaming device (television, Blu-ray/DVD player, game console, personal digital assistant) online:

    1. Connect your device to the DeviceNet wireless network or physically connect your device via Ethernet cable to the HP or Aruba wireless access point in your residence hall room.
    2. Complete a ResNet Problem Report Form at http://fixit.saintmarys.edu.
      • For the Request Type: select DeviceNet registration request for device without web browser (TV, game console).
      • In the Request Detail Field: The type of device you would like registered, including the brand, model, and what it is (Sony DVD player, Toshiba Blu-ray player, Samsung smart television, Apple TV, etc.).
      • In the MAC Address field: The MAC address of the device you wish to have registered in your request. The MAC address is a 12-character combination of letters and numbers that uniquely identifies your device. It should be identified as such on the device or the packaging. You can refer to the manufacturer's website for how to obtain the MAC address if you are unable to find it clearly labelled. The MAC address (also known as the Ethernet address for a wired connection, Wi-Fi address for a wireless connection) should be in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00. Make sure that you provide the correct MAC address for the type of connection you are requesting for your device - wired (Ethernet) or wireless (Wi-Fi).
      • In the Connection field: The type of connection (wired or wireless) your device will be using.
        • All televisions, Apple TVs, and gaming stations in the residence halls must be connected to DeviceNet via a wired connection (Ethernet, RJ45). Wireless network connectivity for televisions, Apple TVs, and gaming stations is not available in the residence halls.
        • We recommend that you use a wired Ethernet connection for any device that streams video (including Amazon Fire TV Sticks) to ensure the best network performance for that device and all other devices located in your residence hall room.
        • Wireless printing to personally-owned printers is not supported in ResNet. Please use a USB cable to connect your personal printer to your computer. We will not register personal printers on the DeviceNet network.

    3. All of the requested information listed above must be provided in a ResNet Problem Report Form before your device can be registered on the network. If the required information in the step above is not included in your registration request, your device's registration will be delayed until the information is provided.
    4. ResNet will register the device in your name and notify you when the registration is complete.

    Additional information about DeviceNet registration requests:

    • If you have multiple devices you want registered on DeviceNet, you will need to complete a separate ResNet Problem Report Form for each device.
    • Wireless DeviceNet registration requests are not necessary for computers, smartphones, and tablets that are 802.1x-compatible. Those devices can connect to the wireless BelleNet network.
    • DeviceNet registration requests can be submitted for wired (Ethernet) connections for computers.


Last Modified July 8, 2020