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Connecting Media/Gaming Devices on Campus (including ResNet)

You must register your personal computer, router, gaming or media device, including devices such as Roku or Apple TV, before connecting to ResNet.

We are unable to provide step-by-step directions for the wide variety of devices that are available, but all devices should use your UBITName, password and the right SSID to connect to the UB_Gamng network.

Registering Media or Gaming Devices

Do not connect laptops, tablets or other devices with Web browsers to UB Gaming.

If you are using a router, register the router as a computer and then connect the gaming console or media device to it without registering the gaming console or media device. Only follow these steps if you intend to connect your gaming console or media device directly to the Ethernet port on the wall.

To register a media or gaming device connected directly to the network (not using a router):

  1. Connect your media or gaming device to the Internet using either:
    • UB Gaming Wi-Fi, or
    • ResNet connection plugged directly to the Ethernet port on the wall using a Cat 5 Ethernet cable
  2. Connect your already registered computer (not your media or gaming device) to the Internet using either:
    • UB Secure Wi-Fi, or
    • ResNet connection plugged directly to the Ethernet port on the wall
  3. Open your computer's Web browser.
  4. Go to the ResNet registration screen for media or gaming devices at (If you get a clock, wait a minute and see if the registration page eventually appears.)
  5. Follow the directions listed on the registration screen to register the media or gaming device, such as ReplayTV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Wi-Fi printer or XBox,  for ResNet. You can usually find your device's MAC address on your device, or on its packaging.
  6. Disconnect and then reconnect your media or gaming device either to UB Gaming Wi-Fi or ResNet wired Ethernet.

MAC Address Not Valid Error

If you receive an error that the MAC address is not valid for the device, contact the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542. Identify your device and tell them your device's MAC address so they can manually register the device.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known