Office of Information Technology

Connecting Your Game Console to the AU Network

Instructions On How To Connect


This page will give you step-by-step instructions on connecting your game console to American University's wireless network, and also the SafeConnect enforced wired network.

Wireless Network Instructions

You can easily connect your game console to American University's wireless network. To do so, follow the instructions in the following online video tutorial:

Connecting Your Game Console to the American University Wireless Network

Wired Network Instructions

 

Microsoft Xbox

To connect your Xbox game console to the AU network, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect your Xbox to AU's wired network with an ethernet cable.
  2. Run a connection test. The initial test may fail at this point, as shown below:
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  3. Sign in to Xbox Live via the Xbox Dashboard. (not from the test screen):
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  4. After a minute or so, your Xbox should be recognized and connected with full internet access.

 

Sony PlayStation

To connect your PlayStation game console to the AU network, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect your PlayStation to AU's wired network with an ethernet cable.
  2. When configuring your internet connection, skip the “Test Connection” option as this test may fail the first time:
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  3. Sign in to the PlayStation Network via the XMB:
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  4. After a minute or so, your PlayStation should be recognized and connected with full internet access.

 

Nintendo Wii

To connect your Wii game console to the AU network, please follow these steps:

Connect your Wii to AU's wired network with an ethernet cable.

If You Have Internet Channel On Your Wii

  1. Open the Internet Channel from the home screen and click “Start”:
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  2. After a minute or so, your Wii should be recognized and connected with full internet access.

If You Do NOT Have Internet Channel On Your Wii

  1. You will need to contact the OIT Help Desk to request a one-time temporary SafeConnect exemption. This will allow you to download and install Internet Channel from the Wii shopping channel (for free):
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  2. Once you have installed Internet Channel, you can follow the above steps to get connected.

 

Handheld Game Consoles

The connection process for portable game consoles should be similar to the above instructions. For Nintendo DS, follow the Wii instructions. For Sony PSP, follow the PlayStation instructions. 

If you have a portable console that is not similar to the above consoles, please contact the OIT Help Desk for assistance with connecting to the network. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or AskAmericanUHelp.