Wireless gaming or streaming device registration

When attempting to connect your device to our wireless network, you should first determine what type of wireless authentication it supports.  If you have the option to use WPA-Enterprise (or 802.1x) then you should connect to ‘BSU’ network with your student username and password.  Consult your device manual for further instructions.

If your only option is to use ‘WPA-Personal’ (‘PSK’ or ‘pre-shared key’) then the remainder of this document is for you.

To connect older devices that only support ‘WPA-Personal’, you will need to use the ‘BSU-Residential-PSK’ network.

To be authorized to use the ‘BSU-Residential-PSK’ wireless network, you MUST submit the following information.

Please note: The device you are registering will be associated with your BSU account, and must comply with MnSCU’s Acceptable Use Policy.  You are responsible for all network traffic generated to and from this device.


Please refer to your student ID card if you are unsure of your Tech ID number.  It is different than your Star ID.

Remember your email address is:

  • Please enter your full name here.
  • Your BSU email address. EX: John.Doe@live.bemidjistate.edu.
  • 8-digit number on your student ID
  • Xbox360, PS4, etc...
  • This is a set of numbers/letters that identifies your hardware on our network. It looks something like: 34-A4-2C-F6-19-75 or 34:A4:2C:F6:19:75. See below for help on locating this info.

The MAC (or Ethernet) address of your device can be found by looking in the following locations:

Amazon Echo

Please see section on obtaining MAC address from: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201549640 

Amazon Fire Stick

  • From the Home screen, press Menu
  • Select Settings
  • The MAC address is located in the Device Info section

Apple TV

(First generation only.  Second and third generations support WPA-Enterprise)

  • Go to the main menu on your Apple TV, and selectSettings.”
  • In the Settings menu, selectGeneral” and then “About.”
  • Here you can find your MAC Address, listed as the “Wireless ID” (for wireless connections) or “Ethernet ID” (for wired connections)


  • Chromecast’s MAC id is listed at the bottom of the setup app when going through initial setup step.
  • NOTE:  BSU ITS cannot guarantee the operability of this device on our network.  The Chromecast is intended for home networks; it does not operate well on enterprise networks like ours.

Nintendo Switch

  • Select System Settings from the Home Menu
  • Scroll down through the menu and select Internet
  • The Nintendo Switch console’s MAC address will be listed under System MAC Address

Nintendo Wii U

  • On your Wii U, go to System Settings.
  • Tap on the Internet settings button.
  • Select the View MAC Address option.

Nintendo Wii

This device is not supported on our wireless network.  It uses 802.11b wireless which we have disabled on our campus.

Playstation 3

  • Go to the Settings option on the Cross Media Bar.
  • Now select System Settings.
  • Go to the System Information option.
  • You will see your MAC address at the top of the screen.

Playstation 4

  • 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.
  • SelectSystem Information.”


  • From the Home screen, pressUp” to make the Menu Bar appear.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Player Info.
  • The MAC Address will be listed on the screen. It’s also listed on the back of the box itself.

Xbox 360

  • Go to the System Settings area of the My Xbox Channel.
  • Select Network Settings.
  • Select the Configure Network option.
  • Under the Basic Settings ensure the IP Address and DNS Settings are set to Automatic.
  • Select Additional Settings and then view Advanced Settings.
  • The MAC Address for your Xbox 360 is displayed on the left side of the screen in a format like 12AB34CD56EF.

Xbox One

  • Press the “Menu” button on your controller.
  • Navigate to the Settings page.
  • Select Network.
  • Select Advanced Settings.
  • Wireless MAC address will be listed next to Wired MAC on the right hand side of the screen.