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Question #650 posted on 10/04/2003 2:17 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am trying to play my Playstation 2 through the BYU network line, but it won't log on. I have the settings set up for an Ethernet line. Is there anyway I can play online through the BYU network?

- FFXI Beta-tester

A: Dear Beta-tester,
In many cases you are required to register your machine with the service provider before you can connect to the internet. For example, I have service through Off-Campus Telecommunications, and I was required to register my computer's physical card address to get access. I believe BYU's on campus housing network does the same thing. What you would need to do is get the ethernet address of the PS2, and register that as your computer. The alternative is to get a router, and register the address of the router as your computer, then connect your computer and PS2 to the router. Good luck.

- Rufus