How do I connect my games console or smart TV to the student network?

Find the MAC address: (The MAC address is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD)

Playstation 3

  • Go to Settings
  • Network Setings
  • Settings and
  • Connection Status List (Wired Connection)

Xbox 360

  • Go to System Settings
  • Network Settings
  • Configure Network
  • Additional Settings
  • Advanced Settings
  • Wired MAC

Playstation 4

  • Go to Settings
  • Network
  • View Connection Status
  • MAC Address (LAN Cable)

Xbox One

  • Go to Settings
  • Network
  • Advanced Settings
  • Wired MAC
  • Register this MAC address with Information Services (How do I do that?)
  • Wait 15 minutes before plugging in your console or smart TV

Please note:

  • The University operates a fair usage policy on the network giving each user a download quota of 30GB in 24 hours. The hours between 3am and 9am are not included in this quota so you should set any large downloads to complete in this time period. (More information here)
  • You may need to open ports in the University firewall for your game to work (How do I do that?)
  • If games use peer to peer technology (for example Call of Duty or any Source engine game with a server browser) then these games will not work on the network. 
  • A list of commonly opened ports can be found on the Aberystwyth gaming societies' (ACOG) website (Where can I find this?)
Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: is@aber.ac.uk