'Xmisc' Wireless Access Request

Xavier University's 'Xmisc' wireless network is designed for gaming consoles, Apple TVs, and other household/consumer devices that do not support WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x) wireless security. 

If your device has a wired Ethernet connection, it can be connected to the network jack in your room and will not require registration.  All data lines in the residence halls are active (note: each room has a single legacy phone jack that is no longer active, and data jacks - ensure that you are connected to a data jack.  Most devices have 'link lights' that indicate when they are connected to an active data jack).  

Note: The Nintendo Wii is not capable of connecting to our wireless network; it requires a 1Mb/s data rate to connect, which has a negative impact on other wireless connectivity.  If you would like to connect your Wii to the network, you will need a 'LAN Adapter' to connect it to the network jack in your room. 

Note: Wireless Printers are not supported.  Wireless printers are designed for consumer/household usage and do not work well on large campus networks.  The WiFi radio on wireless printers, especially in its default setting of broadcasing an 'ad-hoc' network, creates interference on the WiFi network.  WiFi printers are a large cause of intermittant connectivity issues in the residence halls; please turn its WiFi off.  

Share the airwaves, be kind to your neighbors: don't cause wireless connection problems by having rogue wireless devices that are not connected to Xavier's wireless networks.  

We advise that you connect your printer with a USB cable and turn off the WiFi radios.  Consumer/household WiFi routers are prohibited for use in the residence halls as well, due to the interference and connection problems they create on Xavier networks.

The preshare-key required to connect to this network will be emailed to you after your registration request has been completed.

Location where this device will be used

Only enter ONE device per submission. Manufacturer and Model, i.e. Microsoft XBOX 360, Sony PS3, Apple TV, Roku Player, etc. Note: Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads are capable of connecting to 'xavierwireless' and do not need to be registered

MAC addresses only have 12 letters/numbers consisting of ‘A’ through ‘F’ and ‘0’ through ‘9’, i.e. 10:A9:45:6E:B5:D9. Please see instructions below. If you are having problems finding this address, enter 'Unknown' and we will send you instructions for your device type. Most devices have a sticker affixed to the back or bottom side with this address, along with appearing in the systems/network settings page on the device

Finding the MAC address on Playstation 3


Step 1.From the PS3 main startup screen (XMB), select Settings.
Step 2. Select System Settings.
Step 3. Select System information.
Step 4. This screen will display your PS3's MAC address.

Finding the MAC address on Xbox 360


Step 1.Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
Step 2. Select Edit Settings.
Step 3. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.
Step 4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address. Use this MAC address for both wired and wireless network connectivity.

Finding the MAC address on Tivo DVRs

The steps to find the mac address on a tivo are as follows:

Step 1. Open the tivo menu.
Step 2. Select settings.
Step 3. Select Phone/Network. The mac address will be shown now.

Finding the MAC address on Playstation 2

Step 1.Power up the PS2 and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc.
Step 2. Once it has loaded, select ISP Setup and press X.
Step 3. The ISP SETUP will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
Step 4. For connection type, choose Local Area Network (LAN) and press X to continue.
Step 5. Select Automatic Configuration and press X to continue.
Step 6. At the connection screen, select Advanced and press X to continue.
Step 7. At the Advanced Broadband Settings screen, make sure Automatic is selected. While you are at this screen, the MAC Address is at the bottom.

Finding the MAC address on Xbox


Step 1.Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
Step 2. From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Settings.
Step 3. From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.
Step 4. The MAC address is the 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screen.