Game Console, Media Player and IoT Device Registration

Game consoles; ebook readers, such as the Kindle Paperwhite; and various other media playing devices, such as BluRay players and Rokus, all require proper wireless authentication to work on-campus; however, these types of devices cannot be connected to the main NP Hawks WPA wireless network.  Instead, these devices are connected to a special wireless network named "NP Hawks DevNet," which requires you to register the MAC address for each applicable device through a self-serve website.  Follow the steps below to register a device:

Information you'll need:

  • Device type/name
  • MAC Address of device (Many devices have two MAC's; one for wired and one for wirless)


  1. Sign into using NPCUID and Password
  2. Click "Create Device"
  3. Enter a "Device Name" (e.g. Joe's XBox360)
  4. Enter the correct device's "MAC address"  [12 Digit address 0-9 and A-F] (e.g. 01-23-45-67-89-ab   or   01:23:45:67:89:ab)
  5. Logout out of Registration Page
  6. Configure your device by either
    • Wireless: Select the "NP Hawks DevNet" wireless network and entering the password "newpaltz"
    • Wired: Plug Ethernet wire into port. (If wire was already plugged in, unplug and reconnect.) 

If you are having any problems after you have verified your MAC address is correct, contact the Service Desk:
       Humanities 103


Once you have registered your device, you will need to configure your device with the appropriate network settings.  If need be, consult the documentation that came with your device or the manufacturer’s website for information on how to install any needed hardware components and configure the network settings of the network adapter.

Generally speaking, all you should have to do is clear out any existing network settings and make sure you select the “Automatic” or “DHCP” options on the configuration screens dealing with IP address assignments. “Automatic” or “DHCP” are also usually the default options on most devices for TCP/IP settings.

If your device is experiencing any network related issues, please make sure you have registered the correct MAC address and that you have cleared any existing network settings.

For problems with using devices such as Apple TVs, Chromecasts, wireless printers please see our guide on shared and unsupported devices.


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