Connect a Device to the NMU Network
Keep the following mind while registering:
- Must be on-campus and using the NMU WiFi or Ethernet network to register.
- Users will be required to register their machine once per semester.
- NMU issued computers with have both the wired and wireless connections registered when registering using either connection.
- Your NMU account must be active in order to have computers and devices registered.
- You are limited to registering 3 devices via the "register.nmu.edu/device" option.
If you have too many devices registered or just want to remove a device you no longer have, you can go De-Register a Device
This page deals mainly with registering devices other than phones or computers. Their process is simpler and can be found at the following links.
Please note: Not all smart devices will work on NMU's campus network. Most smart devices are meant to work on a small home network and not a large campus or business one. Any device that has it's own form of wifi router will not work with our system. That includes some wireless speakers, such as Sonos, some smart home devices, some wifi printers and too many others to list.
Almost all smart devices will register the same way.
- First you need to find the device's MAC address, usually in the device's network settings or advanced settings. We list several devices below but there are too many for this page to cover all. You should be able to find instructions for your device, by Googling for "Support, the Brand, model name, and MAC address"
- Next you will log into register.nmu.edu/device
- Watch the video and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy and perhaps take a quiz.
- Finally you'll be able to enter the device's MAC address and should get a Success message after clicking Submit.
- After 5 to 10 minutes, your device should work with the network; however, depending on your device it may require more steps to finish setting up.
Choose a device type below for more specific instructions on registering it.
Smart TVs allow you to access video streaming services like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. These internet connected TVs offer more computing ability and connectivity than a traditional basic television set. They have the ability to connect either through Ethernet or WiFi. They come with an operating system to run widgets and apps.
- Find your MAC address for your TV
- Apple TV
- In the Main Menu, select "Settings"
- In the Settings Menu, select "About"
- The MAC address will be listed next to "Ethernet ID"
- Google TV
- In the Settings Menu, select "Network"
- Under the Network Menu, select "Status"
- The MAC address will then be listed.
- Vizio Smart TV
- In the Main Menu, select "Network"
- In the Network Menu, select "Manual Setup"
- The MAC address will be listed.
- Samsung TV
- Under the Main Menu, select "Setup"
- In the Setup Menu, select "Network"
- In the Network Menu, click on "Network Test"
- The Mac address will be listed.
- Roku/Roku Express
- On the back on your Roku there are a pair of six 2-digit pairs separated by colons, e.g. 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C. One set is for the Ethernet connector and for the other for the wireless connector.
- Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select Settings > Network > locate the value next to "Wireless MAC Address"
- Apple TV
- Open any internet browser on your computer and in the URL type, "register.nmu.edu/device"
- Enter your NMU UserID (i.e. jsmith without the @nmu.edu) and password in the fields.
- The NMU Copyright Policy will be display. Select "Continue."
- The NMU Acceptable Use Policy will then be displayed. Please read through it and press "I have read the NMU Acceptable Use Policy."
- You may now be asked three questions regarding the NMU Acceptable Use Policy. Please answer all questions and press "Submit Answers."
- You will now need to enter the MAC address of your Smart TV. For "Type of Device", select "Other."
- Click "Register."
- If the registration worked (The MAC address was not previously registered, was typed correctly, and you have not registered too many devices), the next window will say "Success" and you will have full wireless access within 10-15 minutes.
To locate the MAC Address from a Nintendo DS, you must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.
- After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
- The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.
- From the HOME menu, highlight and select the System Settings Icon.
- Select Internet Settings.
- Tap Other Information.
- Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.
- From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
- Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
- Select View MAC Address and wait a moment for the MAC Address to be displayed.
- From the Switch's Home menu, go to System Settings
- Scroll down and select Internet.
- The MAC address will appear under System MAC Address.
- Select System Settings.
- Select Network Settings.
- Select Configure Network.
- Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
- Go to Additional Settings.
- Select Advanced Settings.
- The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.
- Navigate to My Games and Apps
- Select Settings.
- Select Network.
- Select Advanced Settings.
- The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed
- From the main menu, select Settings.
- Select System Settings.
- Select System Information.
- The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.
- Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
- Scroll down to Network
- Scroll down to View Connection Status
- The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address
- Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer from the app store.
- Sign in with your Amazon account.
- On your phone connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
- The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.
- From the Amazon app, visit the Home screen.
- Choose Settings.
- Choose My Fire TV or Device.
- Choose About.
- Choose Network.
- The wifi MAC address should be located under MAC Address (Wi-Fi).
2. The MAC address for the most popular brands of Blu-ray players will be located under "Network Settings" on the player.
3. Open any internet browser on your computer and in the URL box type,"register.nmu.edu/device"
4. Enter your NMU UserID (i.e. jsmith without the @nmu.edu) and password in the designated areas.
8. You will now need to enter the MAC address you found in step one. After entering the MAC Address select the appropriate device, for this scenario you'd select "Other" for a blu-ray player. 9. Select "Register"