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

The PAU-IoT wireless network is currently not availabe in the following halls: Caerleon Flats 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15. If you live in these halls you will need to follow our wired connection guide ( Where can I find that? )

To connect the device you will need to:

  • Find the MAC address of your device. Instructions for this vary from device to device. We have inlcuded instructions for some common devices below
  • Register the MAC address of your device (Where can I do that?)
  • Generate your personal key to use the PAU-IoT network (How do I do that?)
    • Note: If you have an existing key and are already using the network with another device, use the existing password for all devices. Generating a new key will cause your current one to expire
  • Wait at least 10 minutes 
  • Connect the device to PAU-IoT with your personal key

Do not share your key with anyone. The key will only work for your registered devices, although if someone else knows your key; you can re-visit the page and generate a new one. This will cause your old key to expire and will disconnect any devices using it.


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

Playstation 4

  • Go to Settings
  • Network
  • View Connection Status
  • MAC Address (Wi-Fi)

Xbox One

  • Go to Settings
  • Network
  • Advanced Settings
  • wireless MAC

Amazon Fire Stick

  • Press Menu
  • Settings
  • Device Info (Wi-Fi Address)

Amazon Echo

Apple TV

  • Go to Settings
  • General
  • About (Wi-Fi Address)


  • Go to System
  • Internet Settings
  • Other Information
  • Confirm MAC Address


  • Select the WII button
  • Wi-Fi Settings 
  • Navigate to the second page, select Internet
  • Console Information ('MAC Address' not 'LAN Adapter MAC Address')


  • On the bottom or back of your ROKU player


Please note:

Contact for this page:
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