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1216Can I use my games console (e.g. Playstation or Xbox) to play games online via the wired access in my room?
In principle, yes you can - we don't block games consoles or try to prevent them from being used. However they are usually not set up for large networks such as the one at Sussex. Consoles designed for use in the home don't work with the tighter authentication and traffic routing methods that are needed in a corporate network.
Manufacturers are gradually adding more support for a wider range of connections so this situation may improve in the future. In the meantime unfortunately, many consoles don't work very well or can't be connected at all.
We can't provide individual support for setting up gaming devices - please refer to your console documentation to find out if network settings of this type are supported and if so, how to enter the details that are required.
In theory, the steps you need to take to connect a games console to ResNet:
- register the hardware address, also called the MAC (Media Access Control) address on the Sussex network support page (link opens in new window)
- plug in the network cable and authenticate with the network - Sussex wired internet access requires 802.1x authentication (the technical protocols used for authentication can be either PEAP/MSCHAPv2 or TTLS/PAP) and you will need to authenticate with your IT username (followed by @sussex.ac.uk, e.g. email@example.com) and password in order to connect successfully
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