Computer & Network Services

Campus Networking

Registering Your Device

To connect your devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs,...) to the campus network, either connect to the ethernet port in your residence hall room or wirelessly connect to the MCStudent SSID. Open a web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari), browse to, and you should be directed to a page to register your device.

At this time, we are not registering wireless printers or virtual assistants (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home).

Printable Registration Instructions

To register a video game console, please see the instructions below.


Campus Networking Frequently Asked Questions

What is Computer Registration and is it required?

Everyone MUST register their computers in order to connect to the Muskingum Campus Network. 

The registration process for computers verifies that your computer has an up-to-date operating system and anti-virus package installed.

What are the Minimum System Requirements for Computer Registration?

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • MacOS 10.11 "El-Capitan"
  • Any version of Linux


  • Click here for a list of supported anti-virus packages

What about Routers and Wireless Access?

Routers, Access Points, or any other method of Internet connection sharing are strictly forbidden on the Muskingum network. They conflict with services provided and cause service interruption for everyone. Students who attempt to use these devices or methods will be disconnected from the network until the sharing is removed.

What about Video Game Consoles?

Consoles are permitted and must be registered.  Registration is a simple process and is accomplished by going to the Game Registration page. Note: The Game Registration page must be accessed from a device, other than the game console, that is connected to the Muskingum Campus Network. The game console should be connected to the network before beginning this process.

You will need your Muskingum username and password, as well as the MAC address for your game console. Information on how to find the MAC address can be found on the manufacturer’s web site. Please be advised, priority is given to academic network traffic over entertainment traffic, and therefore CNS does not guarantee the quality of these gaming services. NOTE: It may take up to 10 minutes for the game device MAC address to filter through to the registration system. Please be patient.

What if the number of wired ethernet devices exceeds the number of ports in the room?

Network switches and CAT-5 network data cables are sold in the bookstore at a price that is usually lower than other vendors. However, in the event that they are out of stock, such equipment can be purchased at Walmart, Staples, or Radio Shack for reasonable rates. Please be sure to ask for a switch as they may try to sell you a wireless router.

What is an RLA and what do they do?

RLAs are Residential Lab Assistants. They are students employed by CNS to maintain and supervise the Residence Hall computer labs. During scheduled lab hours, RLAs also provide limited training for using lab software and equipment.

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