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Gaming on Resnet/Wireless FAQ

Document ID 1253


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, the port restrictions on the campus residential network do not prevent your consoles from communicating with the outside world in any way that would impact game play considerably.


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

There are no longer any real limitations on the number of devices that you may have registered on ResNet at a single time. If you are limited to one port, you can swap your devices at will with out have to de-register/re-register your devices. If you wish to have the ability to connect multiple devices at the same time on a single port, you will need to invest in a router. 


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 page and therefore, the ability to register your device on ResNet is limited to whether or not it has a browser. The PS3 and the Wii consoles are shipped with an Internet browser, all other consoles, including the Xbox 360, do not have one. 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 it.


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
October 2, 2013
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