Gaming Wi-Fi: Connect your devices

This article reviews the College's gaming wi-fi network pilot and how to connect your devices.

Before You Start, you may need access to the following:

  • a College account and password
    (e.g., or
  • a device that supports wireless internet connections

This wi-fi network is a pilot with no guarantee of service.

It is only available in Bryn Mawr College dormitories.

Please send all feedback to the Help Desk.

How it works

  • Each gaming device will need to be registered annually
  • At the end of the academic year, all registrations will be deleted
  • Each connection has a limited download/upload speed to ensure stability

Step 1: find your MAC address

This wireless network will not function with smart home devices or media streaming devices. For more information, see the What NOT to bring section of Students: What tech to bring to College.

Determine your device's MAC/Hardware address:

Step 2: register

Email with the following information:

  • Subject: Gaming Wi-Fi Pilot Registration Request
  • Full Name
  • College Username
  • Device Manufacturer (e.g Microsoft, Sony)
  • Device Model (e.g., Xbox Series X, Playstation 5)
  • Device MAC address (see above)

Step 3: connect

All network activity must abide by the College's Acceptable Use Policy.

Once your device is registered, you will receive a confirmation email and the current pre-shared key.

  1. Access your device's network settings
  2. Select the Gaming-Pilot Wi-Fi network
  3. Enter the pre-shared key as the password
  4. Connect!


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor