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Wireless in Residence Halls

The wireless networks in Temple's residence halls provide access to Temple resources and the internet.
Residence Hall Move-in:

To connect to Temple's residence hall wireless network, follow the instructions on the TUconnect card or check out our Get Connected video. You can also review detailed instructions available through the links below:

Network Overview

Temple’s residence halls have two secure wireless networks:

  • TUresnet - use for laptop/desktop computers and mobile devices (phones/tablets)
  • TUresnetextra - use for game consoles, streaming media players and similar devices



  • WiFi enabled device
  • MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave. Also, run Mac OS System Updates so that your system is kept current. 
  • Windows 10:  Major Manufacturers only (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Microsoft). Also, run Microsoft Windows System Updates so that your system is current.
  • Custom, home-built, or prebuilt (e.g., iBuyPower, CyberPower and Digital Storm) systems are not supported.
  • An approved antivirus software application:
    - Windows users:  Enable Microsoft Defender. Alternatively, you can also use the latest versions of: Norton (Internet Security, Security, Security with Backup), SymantecMcAfee or Sophos.
    - Mac users: Turn on your Mac firewall
  • 8GB RAM minimum. 16GM RAM recommended.

Connect a Game Console or Media Player

To connect a media device in the residence halls:

  1. Register the Device
    Go to the TUconnect website and log in with your AccessNet username and password. Then follow the instructions to register the game console or media device. As part of this process, you will need to register the MAC address of the device. Instructions for obtaining the MAC address appear below.
    TUconnect Login Screen
  2. Connect the Device
    To connect the video game or media player, you will need to follow the instructions specific to your specific device. Use the TUresnetextra wireless network and when prompted for a password or key, type templeowls.
Obtain a Media Player MAC Address

To determine the MAC address of your device:

Apple TV

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Under Settings, select About. The combination of 12 letters and numbers next to Wireless ID or Ethernet ID is the MAC address.

Roku Digital Video Player 
On the back of your player, there are two sets of 12 letters and numbers. One set is for Ethernet (wired) and one set is for wireless.

As an alternative, you can obtain the MAC address as follows:

  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings.
  2. From the Settings screen, select Player Info.
Obtain a Game Console MAC Address

To determine the MAC address of your device:

PlayStation 4

  1. Select Settings on the main menu.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select View Connection Status.  The combination of twelve letters and numbers next to MAC Address (LAN Cable) or MAC Address (Wi-Fi) is the MAC Address.

Xbox One

  1. Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Settings.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Network settings.
  4. Select Advanced settings. The combination of twelve letters and numbers next to Wired MAC or Wireless MAC is the MAC Address.

Nintendo Switch

  1. From the system menu, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. The combination of twelve letters and numbers next to System MAC Address is the MAC Address.

Nintendo Wii
From the Wii Channel menu, select Wii Settings (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii").

    Playstation 3

    1. Select Settings on the PS3 Home Menu.
    2. Navigate down and select System Settings.
    3. Select System Information. The combination of twelve letters and numbers next to MAC Address is the MAC Address.

    Xbox 360 

    1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings.
    2. Select Edit Settings.
    3. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings. The combination of twelve letters and numbers next to Wired MAC Address is the MAC Address. 

    For more information, see our video on getting connected using a game console or media player.


    If you are having problems establishing your Internet connection, contact the Help Desk through the website or call 215-204-8000.