How Do I: Connect My Game Console to Wi-Fi?

Many game consoles now give you the choice of connecting to Wi-Fi when a direct ethernet connection is not available.  This article will guide you through setting up many of the most popular game consoles and will have you playing online in no time.

Due to the differing network requirements, you may run into issues playing online with certain games. If you find you are having trouble, feel free to contact us at CAIT@calarts.edu. For the best performance, we recommend directly connecting to the network using an ethernet cable whenever possible.

Unfortunately, the Nintendo 3DS is not compatible with our Wi-Fi configuration at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nintendo Switch

Be sure to place the Nintendo Switch within 10 feet of the wireless router to ensure a strong wireless signal.

1.) On the Nintendo Switch console, select "Settings" from the HOME Menu.

2.) Select “Internet,” and then “Internet Settings.”

  • The Nintendo Switch will automatically search for near-by Wi-Fi signals. If you do not see anything, contact us at cait@calarts.edu.

3.) Select “CAGuest” then “Connect to this Network”. You should now be on the CalArts Network!

Sony PS4

"PS4 was designed from the ground up to ensure that the very best games  and the most immersive experiences reach PlayStation gamers. PS4  accomplishes this by enabling the greatest game developers in the world  to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a  system that is tuned specifically to their needs." -Sony

The PS4 should automatically detect both "CAGuest" and "CASecure". If they are not showing up, please contact us at cait@calarts.edu.

Xbox One

"The Microsoft Xbox One system combines a gaming console with the ability to watch television and movie content as well as listen to music or chat with others via Skype. The Xbox One will also provide integrated support for Microsoft's Kinect, which enables users to control games and entertainment content with physical motion or voice commands instead of with a joystick or similar input device, and Xbox LIVE, which makes it possible for users to play their Xbox One games online with other users." -Forest Stroud (Webopedia)

The Xbox One should automatically detect both "CAGuest" and "CASecure". If they are not showing up, please contact us at cait@calarts.edu.

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