[hcs-d] Connecting a Wii to Harvard Wireless Internet

Jeremy Hoon jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com
Wed May 19 15:47:02 EDT 2010


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the issue is not with autoreg. I
think the problem is that certain ports are blocked over wifi which are not
blocked on the wired network, and the Wii (as well as other systems) require
that these blocked ports be open.

2010/5/19 Rareş Pamfil <rares.pamfil10 at college.harvard.edu>

>  I am very curious why it is not possible to simply register the MAC
> address of the wireless adapters into the autoreg system. Does anyone
> understand why that is?
>
>
>
> *From:* hcs-discuss-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu [mailto:
> hcs-discuss-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] *On Behalf Of *Joe Hiatt
> *Sent:* 19 mai 2010 11:27
> *To:* Christopher Shannon
> *Cc:* Carl Jackson; HCS-Discuss
> *Subject:* Re: [hcs-d] Connecting a Wii to Harvard Wireless Internet
>
>
>
> I believe that it must be wired as well, so make sure you register the
> wired MAC address.  Even if it is possible, you would have a much slower
> connection, so it doesn't really make sense.  Fortunately, unlike a Wii you
> don't have to buy anything to connect your 360.
>
> Note that there are times, especially, I think, when you power on from the
> console rather the controller, when the xbox will not immediately recognize
> the network.  I've found that often I have to "Test Network Connection"
> because sometimes when I boot into Halo 3, for example, it will think its
> not connected.  This is annoying, because you then have to exit the game and
> reload, but its not that big of a deal.  The console will even prompt you to
> Test, so it's straight forward.
>
> Joe
>
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:16 AM, Christopher Shannon <
> christophershannon at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
> Does an Xbox 360 also have to be connected through the wired network, or
> can it work through wireless?
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Joe Hiatt <joehiatt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Can't be done.  You need to buy the USB adapter so that you can access the
> wired network, then manually register the MAC address.  Sorry!
> Joe
>
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 1:47 AM, Christopher Shannon <
> christophershannon at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
> I did that and it still won't work...
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM, Carl Jackson <carl at avtok.com> wrote:
>
> You have to add the Wii's MAC address manually:
>
>
>
> https://autoreg.fas.harvard.edu/index.html
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>
> http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2737/wii_how_to_locate_consoles_mac_address/
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> Carl
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> On May 18, 2010, at 1:43 AM, Christopher Shannon wrote:
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>
>
>  I'm trying to connect a Wii to Harvard wireless internet, but I can't
> figure out how to do it.  It finds the wireless network, but it won't allow
> me to connect.  Does anyone know how to do it?
>
>
>
> Chris
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