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

Ska Konda skonda at fas.harvard.edu
Wed May 19 17:32:46 EDT 2010


I don't know...

In my common room this past year we had a Samsung TV, Xbox 360, and PS3. All
three were able to connect wirelessly to the Harvard network. Not to mention
my PSP.

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Zak Stone <zstone at gmail.com> wrote:

> So much for network neutrality at Harvard, then!
>
> Zak
>
>
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 5:18 PM, David Fulton-Howard
> <difultonhoward at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Let's be realistic.  It's not security, it's bandwidth.  Certainly, Wii
> is
> > blocked due to saturating the wireless; iTunes Music Sharing at least
> used
> > to be.  I'm not sure if any of you were around for the slow wireless
> issues
> > in 06-07, but they blocked pretty much anything that sent out a lot of
> > traffic and wasn't explicitly educational after that.
> >
> >
> > David Fulton-Howard
> > Harvard College 2010, Pforzheimer House
> > 410-456-3253
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Jeremy Hoon <jeremy.d.hoon at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> 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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