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Northwest Missouri State University

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Like  Gaming Systems, personal, non-campus-issued, network entertainment (ET) devices such as Smart TVs, Apple TV, Google TV, Roku, Sony Blue-Ray DVD player and TiVo are only allowed on the campus wired network. Unlike Gaming Systems, you do not need to register your ET device at this time.

Note:  ET devices will typically not work successfully on the wireless network. It is a violation of Northwest technology policy to have ET devices connected to the wireless network even if they aren't working properly.

Even though you do not need to register your ET device, we have provided instructions on how to locate the wired MAC address for some of the most common ET devices in case ever needed. See the green tabs above for those instructions.

Note:  Northwest does not support or maintain personal, non-campus issued ET devices and does not guarantee that your personal ET device will successfully work on the campus network.

Need Help?

If you have questions about your personal entertainment (ET) device or have other technology questions, contact the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634. You can also email the IT Help Desk at  Emal is not recommended where timeliness is a factor.

Apple TV

  • Select Settings on the main menu
  • Select About
  • You should see the MAC address next to the words Ethernet ID for the wired network

Google TV

  • Select Settings on the main menu
  • Select Network
  • Select Status
  • You wired Mac address should apear on the screen

Smart TV

The information provided below is for a Visio SMART TV.  There are many SMART TVs on the market, so instructions may differ according to brand.  

  • Press the menu button on your remote
  • Select Network
  • Select Manual Setup
  • The wired MAC address should appear on the screen.
    • You may also see the wireless MAC address.  Do not use the wireless MAC address!


  • Press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo menu
  • Select Settings
  • Select Network
    • Depending on your TiVo model could also be Phone/Network 
  • Your wired Mac address should appear in the next window that opens


  • Go to the Roku home screen
  • Select Settings
  • Select About
  • The wired MAC address will appear on your screen

Sony Blue-Ray Player

  • Turn on your Blu-ray Disc® player and TV (display device)
  • Press the Home button on your remote
  • Select Setup
  • Select System Settings
  • Press ENTER
  • Select System Information
  • Press ENTER
  • Your wired Mac address should now be displayed