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Connecting your Gaming Device or Smart TV - Wireless and Wired in Select Locations
Posted by Tyler Weisman on 11 August 2016 11:44 AM

Finding your Device's MAC Address

BCWiFi is an unencrypted wireless network designed for devices that are not able to connect to the protected BCSecureWiFi network.  Before configuring your device to connect to BCWiFi please search through the settings and find the wireless MAC address of the device.  On some devices it may be referred to as a WiFi address.  A MAC address is a hexadecimal number that uniquely identifies the wireless chip in your device.  Different vendors display the information in slightly different formats below are some common formats:

  • Colon separated - 01:23:45:67:89:ab
  • Dot separated - 0123.4567.89ab
  • Hyphen separated - 01-23-45-67-89-ab
  • No delimiter - 0123456789ab

Please be aware that since this is a hexadecimal number the only valid characters are the digits 0 through 9 and letters a through f.

Connecting your Gaming Device or Smart TV

If you are connecting your gaming device or smart tv over a wired connection and live in Geisert, Wakeman, Wright/Heritage East Link, a Cottage, or Stone Village please go to: https://helpdesk.bridgewater.edu/index.php?/Tickets/Submit

  • Create a Non-Computer Network Access helpdesk ticket and complete the form. We will get your device connected within up to two business days of submitting your ticket.

 

If you live in any other residence hall and are connecting your gaming device or smart tv over a wired OR wireless connection please visit the following webpage from another device already on the campus network and follow the steps below:

ClearPass Device Registration

  • Login to that webpage with your Bridgewater username and password. 
ClearPass Login Example
  • Choose Create Device from the options listed.

Guest Manager

  • Fill out the form and click Create Device when you are done
Create Device Form Example

You can now configure your device to connect to the wireless network named BCWiFi.

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