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Get Connected to the Butler Network

Use the appropriate instructions below to connect your devices to the Butler Network. 

Unless you are a guest or are connecting a gaming/streaming device, you must use the BU Secure Wireless network. BU Guest/Open Wireless is not encrypted and does not allow access to many Butler computing resources (including printing and BUfiles). Guests should connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.

Prepare your Computer

In order to connect to the network, you should do the following:

  1. Automatic updates enabled - Help with Mac automatic updates or Windows auto updates
  2. Firewall enabled - Help with Mac firewall or Windows firewall
  3. Functioning and updated antivirus software - antivirus software information

Select your Device

You must be ON CAMPUS to complete these steps. Living in Butler Terrace or CTS Apartments? See the Cable TV FAQ for information about your internet and cable service.

Mac Laptop & Desktop

BU Secure Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in a wireless location
  2. Click the Wi-Fi/Airport Menu (next to the speaker icon) and select BU Secure Wireless
  3. Enter your Butler username and password, leave the 802.1x/Mode field set to Automatic and ensure Remember this Network is checked
  4. Click OK
  5. If your keychain asks to store your password, click Always Allow.
  6. Click Continue, enter your computer password when prompted, and click OK/Update Mac Settings.
  7. Click the Wi-Fi/Airport Menu again and select Open Network Preferences
  8. Select Wi-Fi, then click the Advanced button
  9. In the Preferred Networks list, move BU Secure Wireless to the top of the list by dragging it to the top. It will be near the bottom of the list since it was the network most recently added.
  10. Click OK, then click Apply, then close the Network Preferences window
  11. You should now have Internet access

(If your computer does not have wireless) BU Secure Wired

  1. Plug your computer into a RED network port
  2. You should see an 802.1x Authentication prompt
  3. Enter your Butler username and password then click OK (If you do not see the 802.1x prompt, contact the Help Desk)
  4. You should now have Internet access

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in a wireless location
  2. Click the Airport Menu (next to the speaker icon) and select BU Guest/Open Wireless
  3. Click Connect

  4. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated. 

  5. You should now have Internet access.

Connection Problems?

Reset your Keychain!

Creating a Shortcut to BUfiles on your Mac

  1. In the Finder, click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server…
  2. To access your personal folder on BUfiles, enter "afp://bufiles/User/username" (without quotes, substitute your username, path is cAsE sEnSiTiVe) into the "Server Address" field
  3. The authentication dialog will appear. Enter your Butler username and password, and then click Connect
  4. The share will be mounted in the Finder. The share will appear in different ways depending on which server you are accessing.
  5. A shared drive will appear on your desktop, labeled "User." A folder will open in the Finder, allowing you to access your files. Please note that if you accidentally close this window, you can quickly access it again by opening the "Go" menu in the finder and choosing it from the list of "Recent Folders".
  6. Download the BUfiles Shortcut Utility 
  7. Open the mounted drive and run the applet
  8. Enter your Butler username into the dialog box. If you already told your Mac to remember your BUfiles password, then you will not be prompted to enter credentials, but otherwise you will be.

Your BUfiles folder will appear on your desktop, and you can delete the shortcut utility and drive.

Printing and Personal Websites

  • Adding Butler Printers - Learn how to access the Butler printer directory and how to print to a Butler printer from your personal computer
  • Student Website Information - Every student at Butler University is allotted space for their own personal website. Go to this page for more information

Windows 10 & 7 Laptop & Desktop

BU Secure Wireless

  1. Click the Wireless Icon in the system tray (bottom right down by the clock)
  2. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of Wireless Network Connections and click Connect
  3. If you see a message that asks you to connect or terminate, click Connect
  4. Enter your Butler username and password if prompted, then click OK
  5. You should now have Internet access

(If your computer does not have wireless) BU Secure Wired

  1. Make sure your computer is plugged into a RED network port
  2. Click Start Menu and type services.msc and then press Enter
  3. YOU MUST BE AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE NEXT STEP
  4. Scroll down in the list that appears and double click the Wired AutoConfig service
  5. Change the Startup type to Automatic 
  6. Click Start (if it is grayed out, the service is already started)
  7. Close the Services window
  8. Click the Start Menu and type view network connections, then press Enter
  9. Right click Local Area Connection and select Properties
  10. Click the Authentication tab
  11. Ensure the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication box is checked
  12. Ensure the Network authentication method is set to PEAP
  13. Click the Settings button
  14. Click the Configure button. Make sure the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password is unchecked.
  15. Click OK
  16. Click OK again
  17. Select Additional Settings...
  18. Ensure that the Specify Authentication Mode box is checked and that User Authentication is selected
  19. Click OK
  20. Click OK again
  21. Right click Local Area Connection and select Disable
  22. Right click Local Area Connection and select Enable
  23. Click the Balloon that appears prompting for Additional Information...
  24. Enter your Butler username and password. The domain is BUTLER.
  25. Click OK
  26. You should now have Internet access

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Click the Wireless Icon in the system tray (bottom right down by the clock)
  2. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of Wireless Network Connections and click Connect
  3. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated.
  4. You should now have Internet access

Creating a Shortcut to BUfiles on your Desktop

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon, located on either the Desktop or the Start Menu, and select "Map Network Drive…"
  2. From the Map Network Drive window select H as the letter you would like to represent the drive
  3. For the Folder field, type \\bufiles\User\username, where username will be your Butler username
  4. Check the box that says "Reconnect at login"
  5. Click finish and enter your Butler credentials in the box that pops up

Printing and Personal Websites

  • Adding Butler Printers - Learn how to access the Butler printer directory and how to print to a Butler printer from your personal computer
  • Student Website Information - Every student at Butler University is allotted space for their own personal website. Go to this page for more information

Windows 8 - Laptop & Desktop

BU Secure Wireless

  1. On the Start screen, move your mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click the Settings gear in the sidebar menu that appears.
  2. Click on the wireless bars icon. It should be labeled "Available".
  3. Under Wi-Fi, select BU Secure Wireless
  4. Click Connect
  5. If you see a message that asks you to connect or terminate, click Connect
  6. Enter your Butler username and password, then click OK
  7. You should now have Internet access

(If your computer does not have wireless) BU Secure Wired

  1. Make sure your computer is plugged into a RED network port
  2. On the Start screen, move your mouse to the bottom right corner and click the Search icon in the sidebar menu that appears.
  3. Type Services and then press Enter
  4. YOU MUST BE AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE NEXT STEP
  5. Scroll down in the list that appears and double click the Wired AutoConfig service
  6. Change the Startup type to Automatic 
  7. Click Start (if it is grayed out, the service is already started)
  8. Close the Services window
  9. Click the Start Menu and type view network connections, then press Enter
  10. Right click Local Area Connection and select Properties
  11. Click the Authentication tab
  12. Ensure the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication box is checked
  13. Ensure the Network authentication method is set to PEAP
  14. Click the Settings button
  15. Click the Configure button. Make sure the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password is unchecked.
  16. Click OK
  17. Click OK again
  18. Select Additional Settings...
  19. Ensure that the Specify Authentication Mode box is checked and that User Authentication is selected
  20. Click OK
  21. Click OK again
  22. Right click Local Area Connection and select Disable
  23. Right click Local Area Connection and select Enable
  24. On the Start screen, move your mouse to the bottom right corner and click the Settings gear in the sidebar menu that appears.
  25. Click on the computer/ethernet cord icon.
  26. Under Connections, select butler.edu
  27. Click Connect
  28. Enter your Butler username and password if prompted. The domain is BUTLER.
  29. Click OK
  30. You should now have Internet access

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. On the Start screen, move your mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click the Settings gear in the sidebar menu that appears.
  2. Click on the wireless bars icon. It should be labeled "Available".
  3. Under Wi-Fi, select BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with an Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated. 
  6. You should now have Internet access.

Creating a Shortcut to BUfiles on your Desktop

  1. On the Start screen, click on the Desktop tile
  2. Click on Computer
  3. Select "Map Network Drive…" in the standard toolbar
  4. From the Map Network Drive window, select H as the letter you would like to represent the drive
  5. For the Folder field, type \\bufiles\User\username, where username will be your Butler username
  6. Check the box that says "Reconnect at login"
  7. Click Finish and enter your Butler credentials in the box that pops up

Printing and Personal Websites

  • Adding Butler Printers - Learn how to access the Butler printer directory and how to print to a Butler printer from your personal computer
  • Student Website Information - Every student at Butler University is allotted space for their own personal website. Go to this page for more information

Google Chromebook

BU Secure Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in an area with wireless coverage
  2. From the home screen, tap the Wireless icon on the bottom right
  3. Click on the wireless bar on the menu that pops up
  4. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of available networks
  5. Make sure that the EAP method is set to PEAP
  6. The Phase 2 authentication should be set to MSCHAPV2
  7. Enter your Butler username as the Identity
  8. Enter your Butler password in the Password field
  9. Leave the Anonymous Identity field blank
  10. Select Connect and it will connect to the BU Secure Wireless

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in an area with wireless coverage
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Wireless icon on the bottom right
  3. Click on the wireless bar on the menu that pops up
  4. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of available networks
  5. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated. 
  6. You should now have Internet access

iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch

BU Secure Wireless

  • Tap Settings. From that menu, tap Wi-Fi
  • Tap BU Secure Wireless
  • Enter your Butler username and password then tap Join
  • When you see the certificate window, tap Accept
  • You should now be connected

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Tap Settings. From that menu, tap Wi-Fi
  2. Tap BU Guest/Open Wireless
  3. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated.
  4. You should now have Internet access

Android

BU Secure Wireless

  1. Ensure that your Wifi radio is turned on and you are in an area with wireless coverage:
    • From the home screen, tap the Menu button
    • Select Settings from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen
    • Select Wireless & Networks from the next menu
    • Tap Wi-Fi Settings
    • In the next screen the first choice will be Wi-Fi. If there is no green check mark next to it, tap the box next to this option to turn on the Wi-Fi
  2. Once Wi-Fi is turned on, a list of available networks should load towards the bottom of the screen
  3. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. Make sure that the EAP method is set to PEAP
  5. The Phase 2 authentication should be MSCHAPV2
    • Some devices may require additional setting CA Certificate should be Use system certificates with domain should be butler.edu
  6. Enter your Butler username as the Identity
  7. Leave the Anonymous Identity blank
  8. Scroll down and enter your Butler password in the Wireless Password area
  9. Tap Connect and it will connect to the BU Secure Wireless

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Ensure that your Wifi radio is turned on and you are in an area with wireless coverage:
    • From the home screen, tap the Menu button
    • Select Settings from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen
    • Select Wireless & Networks from the next menu
    • Tap Wi-Fi Settings
    • In the next screen the first choice will be Wi-Fi. If there is no green check mark next to it, tap the box next to this option to turn on the Wi-Fi
  2. Once Wi-Fi is turned on, a list of available networks should load towards the bottom of the screen
  3. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated.
  5. You should now have Internet access

If you require any assistance with connecting your phone to the Butler network, please contact the Help Desk.

Windows Phone 8

BU Secure Wireless

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then select Settings. Select Wi-Fi.
  2. Please verify that Wi-Fi networking is set to On and that you are in a wireless area
  3. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. Enter your Butler username and password
  5. Your device should now be connected to the Internet

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then select Settings. Select Wi-Fi.
  2. Please verify that Wi-Fi networking is set to On and that you are in a wireless area
  3. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of available networks
  4. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated.
  5. You should now have Internet access

If you cannot get your Windows Phone 8 connected to the Butler network, please contact the Help Desk.

Kindle Fire HD

BU Secure Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in a wireless location
  2. Pull down the menu bar from the top of the screen and select Wireless
  3. Select BU Secure Wireless from the list of Wi-Fi connections available
  4. Select "PEAP" as the EAP method if it is not already selected
  5. Set Phase 2 authentication to MSCHAPV2
  6. Enter your Butler username as the Identity
  7. Leave the Anonymous Identity field blank
  8. Scroll down and enter your Butler password in the Wireless Password field
  9. Tap Connect
  10. Your device should now be connected

BU Guest/Open Wireless

  1. Ensure that you are in a wireless location
  2. Pull down the menu bar from the top of the screen and select Wireless
  3. Select BU Guest/Open Wireless from the list of Wi-Fi connections available
  4. A screen will appear in your default internet browser with the Acceptable Use Policy. Read the policy, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and then click Accept. Please note: you must scroll all the way to the bottom in order for the Accept button to be activated.
  5. You should now have Internet access

Microsoft Game Consoles

Xbox One

You will need your wired or wireless MAC address in order to set up your Xbox One on the Butler network. The Xbox One requires an internet connection in order to reach the settings menu where the MAC address is located, so use this work around to find your MAC address:

  1. Allow the Xbox One to run through the system setup and let it fail
  2. Select Fix It, and let the system attempt to diagnose the issue
  3. After the Fix It fails, the Xbox One will bring you to a screen prompting you to manually set up a connection. This screen will list both the wireless and wired Mac address.
  4. Write down the Wired MAC Address displayed there and use this MAC address if you intend to use a direct ethernet connection. (Write down the Wireless MAC Address displayed there if you intend to use the Wireless.)
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  6. Click Add.
  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  8. Click the Submit button
  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg. 
  10. Restart your Xbox One
  11. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network if you registered your wireless MAC address.
  12. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Xbox 360

  1. In the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox and open System Settings
  2. Select Network Settings, Configure Network
  3. On the Additional Settings tab, select Advanced Settings
  4. Write down the Wired MAC Address displayed there and use this MAC address if you intend to use a direct ethernet connection. (You can also select Wireless Information and the wireless MAC address will be displayed there, use this MAC address if you intend to use the Wireless.)
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  6. Click Add.

  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).

  8. Click the Submit button

  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg. 

  10. Restart your Xbox 360

  11. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network if you registered your wireless MAC address.
  12. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Original Xbox

  1. Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray
  2. From the Xbox main screen, select Xbox Live
  3. These steps assume you cannot connect to Xbox Live until you finish configuring your Xbox console to use your PC's MAC address. Therefore, you should receive the following message: "Could not connect to Xbox Live. Do you want to troubleshoot your network connection?"
  4. From the Connect Status screen, select Settings
  5. The 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screens is the MAC address of your Xbox console. Copy down this address.
  6. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  7. Click Add
  8. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn). 
  9. Click the Submit button
  10. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  11. Restart your Xbox
  12. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network
  13. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Nintendo Game Consoles

Nintendo Switch

  1. From the home menu, select System Settings
  2. Using the left stick, select Internet
  3. Find the "System MAC Address"
  4. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and log in with your Butler username and password.
  6. Click Add
  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  8. Click the Submit button
  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  10. Restart your Nintendo Switch
  11. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network.
  12. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Nintendo Wii

(Must be wired - not wireless)

  1. Remove the Wii's broadband adapter from the console
  2. The MAC Address is printed on the bottom of the adapter in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  3. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and log in with your Butler username and password
  4. Click Add
  5. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  6. Click the Submit button
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Restart your Wii
  9. Connect the Wii to a RED Ethernet port using the adapter
  10. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Nintendo Wii U

  1. From the Wii U menu, select System Settings
  2. Using the left stick, select the Internet icon and press the A button
  3. Select "View MAC Address"
  4. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and log in with your Butler username and password.
  6. Click Add
  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  8. Click the Submit button
  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  10. Restart your Wii U
  11. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network.
  12. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Nintendo 3DS

  1. From the HOME menu, select System Settings icon, Tap Open
  2. Tap Internet Settings icon.
  3. Tap Other Information
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address
  5. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  6. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and log in with your Butler username and password
  7. Click Add
  8. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  9. Click the Submit button
  10. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  11. Restart your 3DS
  12. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network
  13. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

 

Sony Game Consoles

Sony Playstation 4

(Wireless & Wired)

  1. Navigate to Settings located on the far left
  2. Navigate down to System Settings
  3. Select System Information
  4. The Wireless MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  5. The Wired MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  6. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  7. Click Add
  8. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  9. Click the Submit button
  10. You should see a successful registration message. (Repeat to register using both wired and wireless connection methods.)  You can now sign out of Netreg.
  11. Restart your Playstation
  12. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network if you registered your Wireless MAC address
    • Navigate to Settings located on the far left
    • Go down to Network Settings at the very bottom
    • Press X
    • Make sure Internet Connection is Enabled
    • Go to Internet Connection Settings
    • Press 
    • Press X again and choose Easy
    • Choose Wireless and then Scan
    • Select BU Guest/Open Wireless
    • Press X 
    • Ensure BU Guest/Open Wireless is selected and press the right arrow
    • Select None and press the right arrow
    • Press X to save the settings
    • Press Test Connection
    • Press Circle
  13. Your Device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Sony Playstation 3

(Wireless)

  1. Navigate to Settings located on the far left
  2. Navigate down to System Settings
  3. Select System Information
  4. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  6. Click Add
  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn)
  8. Click the Submit button
  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  10. Restart your Playstation
  11. Connect to the BU Guest/Open Wireless network
    • Navigate to Settings located on the far left
    • Go down to Network Settings at the very bottom
    • Press X
    • Make sure Internet Connection is Enabled
    • Go to Internet Connection Settings
    • Press X 
    • Press X again and choose Easy
    • Choose Wireless and then Scan
    • Select BU Guest/Open Wireless
    • Press X 
    • Ensure BU Guest/Open Wireless is selected and press the right arrow
    • Select None and press the right arrow
    • Press X to save the settings
    • Press Test Connection
    • Press Circle
  12. Your Device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Sony PSP

  1. Navigate to System Settings
  2. Then navigate to System Information
  3. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
  4. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password
  5. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  6. Click the Submit button
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Restart your PSP
  9. Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless
  10. Your device should now be connected. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Smart TVs & Streaming Devices (Apple TV, Roku, etc.)

To determine the MAC address of your streaming device, consult the instructions for your particular device. For devices or televisions from other manufacturers not listed here, consult the general Smart TV instructions below.  

Note: Chromecast and Apple TV will not function or fully function on the Butler network. More information is available here

Note: TVs must have a built in QAM tuner or a QAM adapter in order to work.

Apple TV

  1. Go to Settings > General Network.
  2. The Wi-Fi address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  3. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  4. Click Add
  5. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  6. Click the Submit button.
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Restart your Apple TV (Settings > General > Restart).
  9. Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  10. Your device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Note: Some Apple TV services will not function on the Butler network. More information is available here

Amazon Fire TV

  1. From the Main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select About.
  4. Select Network.
  5. If connected via wired connection, MAC Address displayed there will be the MAC address if you intend to use a direct ethernet connection. In order to obtain Wireless Mac Address, you need to unplug the ethernet connection. Use this MAC address if you intend to use the Wireless.).
  6. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  7. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  8. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  9. Click the Submit button.
  10. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  11. Restart your Fire TV Box (Unplug the power cord and then plug back in).
  12. If connecting via wireless, connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  13. Your device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases. 

Boxee Box

  1. From the Settings menu, select System.
  2. Select Information.
  3. The Wi-Fi address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  4. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  5. Click Add
  6. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  7. Click the Submit button.
  8. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  9. Restart your Boxee Box (From the main menu, select the power icon on the bottom right to shut down, then restart).
  10. Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  11. Your device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Google TV

  1. Go to Settings and select Network and then Status.  
  2. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  3. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  4. Click Add
  5. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  6. Click the Submit button.
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Restart your Google TV.
  9. Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  10. You device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Roku

  1. From the home screen go to Settings.
  2. Select About.
  3. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  4. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  5. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  6. Click the Submit button.
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Restart your Roku (Unplug the power cord and then plug back in).
  9. Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless.
  10. You device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Vizio Smart TV

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote.
  2. Select Network, then Manual Setup.
  3. The RJ45 and/or Wireless MAC address will appear on the screen.
  4. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  5. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  6. Click Add
  7. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  8. Click the Submit button.
  9. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  10. Turn your TV off and turn it back on.
  11. If connecting via wireless, Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless
  12. You device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Smart TVs (other manufacturers)

  1. Visit the TV manufacturer's webpage (i.e., Google it) for instructions on locating the Wireless and/or Wired Mac address.  
  2. The MAC address will be listed in the format nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn.
  3. From a web browser, visit http://netreg.butler.edu and login with your Butler username and password.
  4. Enter a Device Name of your choosing, then enter the MAC address in the MAC address field (using the standard format of nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn).
  5. Click Add
  6. Click the Submit button.
  7. You should see a successful registration message. You can now sign out of Netreg.
  8. Turn your TV off and turn it back on.
  9. If connecting via wireless, Connect to BU Guest/Open Wireless
  10. You device should now be connected to the Internet. Please note: if your device remains in a "PENDING" state after you register it, you should still be able to access the Butler network. This is a bug we hope to have resolved in future releases.

Note: Some Smart TV services will not function on the Butler network.  Most streaming services should work.

Personal Printers

Be sure to disable wireless capabilities and print by directly connecting your printer to your computer via USB cable. Wireless printing interferes with Butler's wireless network.

TVs (Non-Smart)

To connect a regular (non-Smart) television to cable, please follow the instructions on the Cable TV page. Please note that your television must have a built in QAM tuner or an adapter. Fairview House residents: in order for cable to work, you must have an RG 6 coaxial cable.