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Registering and Connecting your Media Streaming and IOT Devices

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Intended Audience:

This Quicknote is for the benefit of the affiliates and guests of the University of Michigan-Flint who would like to connect their media streaming and IoT (Internet of Things) devices to our network. These devices must be connected to Mguest because they are incapable of connecting to the eduroam wireless network.
Please note that this page is for media streaming and IoT devices only. For gaming consoles please see our page Registering and Connecting your Game Console.

Requirements

The University of Michigan-Flint can register almost any gaming console or media streaming device. Some devices simply cannot be supported such as the original Wii consoles and Chromecasts.

Special Note: You will also need your device's MAC address. We have provided general instructions for finding this on popular devices further into this article.

Registering your Device on the MGuest Network

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  1. On a computer connected to the UMFlint network (wirelessly on "eduroam," or a wired connection), use a web browser to visit https://pf.umflint.edu/iot-registration
  2. Log in with your full UMFlint email (e.g. uniqname@umflint.edu) and current password.
    • It is imperative that you include the "@umflint.edu" when you log in. Without it, registration may fail and you will not be able to connect your device(s).
pf.umflint.edu/status log in screen
  1. You should now see all of the devices that are currently registered under your account. To register a new device, click Register another device.
Registered device status screen and the register another device screen
  1. Next, enter your device's MAC Address, including the colons, and then click "Register". If you are unable to find your MAC Address, see below.
PF MAC entry screen
  1. Your device has now been successfully registered on MGuest for 1 year! Now you should be able to connect to MGuest on the device and have internet access.

Connecting your Device to MGuest

  • Once your device has been registered using the steps above, you will be able to connect to MGuest from your wireless menu on the device.
  • After choosing MGuest, please wait for your device to establish the connection.
  • When the connection has been established, your device will have access to the Internet.

Finding your Device's MAC Address:

Finding your Roku TV MAC Address:

  1. On the Roku home screen.
  2. Select the Settings option.
  3. Select About.
  4. You will see your wireless MAC address listed on this screen.

Finding your Amazon Fire TV MAC Address:

  1. From the Main Menu go to Settings.
  2. Select the System.
  3. Select About.
  4. Toggle down to Network.
  5. You will see your wireless MAC address listed on this screen.

Finding your Amazon Echo MAC Address:

**You will need the Amazon Alexa smartphone app, and the device paired to the app**
  1. From the Alexa app, click Devices from the bottom menu bar.
  2. Select the device you need the MAC address of.
  3. Select About
  4. The MAC Address is located at the bottom of the about page.

Finding your Google Home MAC Address:

**You will need the Google Home app, and the device paired to the app**
  1. From the Google Home app, click on the device you need the MAC Address of.
  2. Click the Settings (Gear) icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page where you will find the device's MAC Address.

Troubleshooting

"The website says that my MAC address is invalid. What should I do?"

First, please double-check that you are typing in the MAC address correctly, including the colons between each pair of characters (e.g. AA:BB:CC:11:22:33). If your device has an "Ethernet" or "Wired" MAC, as well as a "Wi-Fi" or "Wireless" MAC, use the Wireless one. Please call or email the ITS Helpdesk with your MAC address available.

If you have any further questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote, please contact the ITS Helpdesk:

Location: 206 Murchie Science Building
Hours: go.umflint.edu/hours
Phone#: (810) 762-3123
Email: flint.its.support@umich.edu


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