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Gaming on Resnet/Wireless FAQ

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Overview

This document addresses some frequently asked questions regarding gaming in residence halls.

 

ResNet and Gaming

Can I play games online through my game console while connected through Resnet?

Yes! As far as we have been able to determine, you should be able to connect to online gaming networks such as Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network. Some functions, such as the ability to host multiplayer games, may be limited.

 

Can I plug my console into the same port that I plug my PC into?

There aren't any restrictions in place for the number of devices on ResNet at a given time, however in order to connect to ResNet your device must be registered.

 

Can any game console be registered to use Resnet?

No, but that does not mean that you cannot use your console on ResNet. Currently, an Internet browser is required to view and utilize the ResNet registration page and therefore, the ability to register your device on ResNet is limited to whether or not it has a browser. Most modern gaming consoles have a web browser built in, but if you wish to connect a device that does not have an Internet browser to ResNet, you will need to purchase and utilize a router. You can then register the router and connect through the router.

 

Gaming on TAMULink-WPA

Can I connect my console to the TAMULink-WPA wireless network?

Unfortunately, there are currently no consoles that have the ability to connect to a WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-secured network. Requests for Enhancements for many devices have been submitted to the manufactures and developers but as of now, there are no major gaming consoles with the ability to support said encryption. Keep on the look out for firmware updates for your device which may add this capability.


If you have any further questions, please email helpdesk@tamu.edu or call us at 979.845.8300.


Document ID 1253
August 29, 2014
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