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

Jeremy Hoon jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com
Wed May 19 17:01:36 EDT 2010


On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Zak Stone <zstone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can devices like these be set to use alternate ports?


The answer to this is device dependent; although I strongly suspect this
will not be an option for unmodified game consoles.

Why are they
> blocked in the first place?
>

"Security concerns," although I'm not exactly sure what security threats are
being addressed here.

>
> Just curious, since Quincy students run into this problem all the time
> with everything from game systems to web-enabled televisions, and I
> expect this will only become more common.
>
> Zak
>
>
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM, David Fulton-Howard
> <difultonhoward at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That is correct.
> >
> >
> > David Fulton-Howard
> > Harvard College 2010, Pforzheimer House
> > 410-456-3253
> >
> >
> > 2010/5/19 Jeremy Hoon <jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> 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
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2737/wii_how_to_locate_consoles_mac_address/
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Carl
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On May 18, 2010, at 1:43 AM, Christopher Shannon wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 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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