Connect a Device to the NMU Network

For full access to the Internet and NMU network services over the NMU on-campus wired and wireless areas, you must register each network interface (wired and wireless are separate entries) on your computer. Before you register, you will only be able to access limited on-campus Web sites, and you will not have E-mail access.

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.
There is no limit to the number of computers you can register. However, please note that your NMU ID will be attached to each computer you register, and you will be responsible for the actions performed using this machine. There is a 5 device limit however to the number of cellular devices and other devices you can register.

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.

  1. 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"
  2. Next you will log into register.nmu.edu/device
  3. Watch the video and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy and perhaps take a quiz.
  4. Finally you'll be able to enter the device's MAC address and should get a Success message after clicking Submit.
  5. 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.

Register a Smart TV

​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. 

  1. Find your MAC address for your TV
    • Apple TV
      1. In the Main Menu, select "Settings"
      2. In the Settings Menu, select "About"
      3. The MAC address will be listed next to "Ethernet ID"
    • Google TV
      1. In the Settings Menu, select "Network"
      2. Under the Network Menu, select "Status"
      3. The MAC address will then be listed.
    • Vizio Smart TV
      1. In the Main Menu, select "Network"
      2. In the Network Menu, select "Manual Setup"
      3. The MAC address will be listed.
    • Samsung TV
      1. Under the Main Menu, select "Setup"
      2. In the Setup Menu, select "Network"
      3. In the Network Menu, click on "Network Test"
      4. The Mac address will be listed.
    • Roku/Roku Express
    1. 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.
    2. Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select Settings > Network > locate the value next to "Wireless MAC Address"

       
  2. Open any internet browser on your computer and in the URL type, "register.nmu.edu/device"
  3. Enter your NMU UserID (i.e. jsmith without the @nmu.edu) and password in the fields.
  4. The NMU Copyright Policy will be display. Select "Continue."
  5. The NMU Acceptable Use Policy will then be displayed. Please read through it and press "I have read the NMU Acceptable Use Policy."
  6. You may now be asked three questions regarding the NMU Acceptable Use Policy. Please answer all questions and press "Submit Answers."
  7. You will now need to enter the MAC address of your Smart TV. For "Type of Device", select "Other."
  8. Click "Register."
  9. 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. 

Game Console

To utilize your console on the NMU network, you will first need to know the MAC address. Click a link for help finding this informaiton before moving on to step one of this section. 

Nintendo
Microsoft Xbox
Sony Playstation
 
1. On your computer, open any internet browser and navigate to register.nmu.edu/device.
2. Enter your NMU UserID (i.e. jsmith without the @nmu.edu) and password in the designated areas.

   

3. The NMU Copyright Policy will be displayed, select "Continue."

   

4. The NMU Acceptable Use Policy will be displayed. After reading, select "I have read the NMU Acceptable Use Policy."

   

5. You will now be required to complete the NMU Network Use Policy Test. Once all questions have been answered select, "Submit Answers."
6. To complete the registration of the console, you will be prompted to enter the MAC address for the device. After entering the MAC address, select the type of device you are registering as"Gamebox," then choose "Register."

   

7. A "Success" message should appear. Your console will be registered within 10 minutes. For security reasons, please click "Logout."

   

​Nintendo

Nintendo DS

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.

  1. After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  2. 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.
Nintendo 3DS
  1. From the HOME menu, highlight and select the System Settings Icon.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.
Wii U
  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select View MAC Address and wait a moment for the MAC Address to be displayed.

Nintendo Switch

  1. From the Switch's Home menu, go to System Settings
  2. Scroll down and select Internet.
  3. The MAC address will appear under System MAC Address.
 

Microsoft Xbox

Xbox 360

  1. Select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
  5. Go to Additional Settings.
  6. Select Advanced Settings.
  7. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Xbox One

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed

 

Sony Playstation

Playstation 3

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.

Playstation 4

  1. Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
  2. Scroll down to Network
  3. Scroll down to View Connection Status
  4. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address

 

Amazon

Amazon Echo

  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer from the app store.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon account.
  3. On your phone connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
  4. The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.

Fire Stick

  1. From the Amazon app, visit the Home screen.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose My Fire TV or Device.
  4. Choose About.
  5. Choose Network.
  6. The wifi MAC address should be located under MAC Address (Wi-Fi).


Register a Blu-Ray Player

Blu-ray players are digital optical disc players formatted to supercede the DVD format and are capable of playing high definition video resolutions (1080p). The extra capacity of the Blu-ray discs combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs offer an unprecedented HD experience. 
 
1. Find the MAC address on the Blu-ray player.
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.

    

5. The NMU Copyright Policy will be displayed. Select "Continue."

    

6. The NMU Acceptable Use Policy will be displayed. After reading, select "I have read the NMU Acceptable Use Policy."

    

7. You will now be required to complete the NMU Network Use Policy Test. Once all the questions have been answered select, "Submit Answers"
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"

   

10. Once you get to the "Registration Complete" screen your blu-ray player will be active in about 10 minutes. For security reasons, select "Logout" on the bottom of the screen. 

    

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