Connecting Gaming Consoles

  • Xbox
    1. Press the Menu button on the Controller.
    2. Scroll down and select Settings.
    3. On the new screen, select Network.
    4. Select Advanced Settings on the lower left side of the screen.
    5. Find your Wired MAC Address listed on the bottom right side of the screen.
  • Playstation 4 - Wired Connection
    1. Access the Settings menu and select Network.
    2. Select View Network Connection Status.
    3. The MAC Address is listed for both the wired connection and wireless connection.
    4. You will want to register the MAC Address for the wired connection.
  • Playstation 4 - Wireless Connection
    1. Go to the Settings menu.
    2. Scroll down to Network.
    3. Select Set Up Internet Connection.
    4. Select Use Wi-Fi.
    5. Select Easy.
    6. Select samnet-guest.
    7. Select Test Internet Connection.
    8. When connection fails select the "Details" box on the right side of the screen.
    9. Press the 'Triangle' button on the PS4 remote for Search Support.
    10. The login page for Samnet-Guest will now show up for you to sign-in to samnet-guest with your SHSU account.
    11. Select I agree to the above terms.
    12. Enter your SHSU Username.
    13. Enter your SHSU Password.
    14. Select Sign In button.
  • Playstation 5 - Wired Connection
    1. Go to the Settings menu.
    2. Scroll down to Network.
    3. Select Setting.
    4. Select Set up Internet Connection.
    5. Select Set Up Wired LAN.
    6. Select Connect and follow the on-screen prompts.
    7. To adjust settings, select Advanced Settings.
  • Playstation 5 - Wireless Connection
    1. Go to the Settings menu.
    2. Scroll down to Network.
    3. Select Setting.
    4. Select Set up Internet Connection.
    5. Select samnet-guest if listed. If not listed, select Set Up Manually.
    6. Adjust settings accordingly.
    7. If you need to adjust additional settings, select Advanced Settings.
  • Nintendo Wii
    1. Note: The Wii does not ship with the ability to connect to a wired network. Students who wish to use the Wii online in the residence halls will need to purchase a Wii LAN Adapter and use an ethernet cable.
    2. From the Wii Channel menu, select Wii (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with 'Wii" on it) then select the Wii Settings icon.
    3. Click the right arrow to go to the second page. Select Internet, then go to Console Settings.
    4. The MAC Address of the Wii console's LAN Adapter is displayed on the second line.
  • Nintendo Switch
    1. Toggle to Settings in the main menu.
    2. Under Settings, on the lefthand menu, select Internet and navigate to Internet settings.
    3. The Switch will start to search for a network.
    4. The network samnet-guest should appear. Click the network to prompt the Switch to begin the registration process.
    5. Select Next.
    6. A browser window will open where the guest can submit the login details.
    7. The WiFi will connect once the guest sends through the password. 

The SHSU wired or wireless networks support the following devices:

  • Gaming Consoles – Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, etc. 
  • Streaming Devices – Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, Roku, etc. 
  • Desktop Computers 
  • Laptops
  • Smart TVs 

DISCLAIMER: To ensure the security of student data and provide reliable internet access to ALL SHSU students, the following devices are NOT supported by the SHSU network: 

  • Routers
  • Wireless Printers
  • Smart Devices (e.g., Amazon Dot, Amazon Echo, Apple Home, Google Home, etc.) 
  • Surveillance Cameras (e.g., Nest Cameras)

Support for additional items may vary. To verify if your device will be supported in the SHSU residence halls, please reach out to Scooter Osborne, Residence Life System Analyst, by email or phone at (936)294-3360 or the IT@Sam Service Desk by email or phone at (936)294-1950.