How to Connect to NWU-Media

Before you can start streaming or gaming from your dorm, townhouse or apartment with console or smart TV, you will need to connect your device to the NWU-Media Wi-Fi network. You can connect in one of two ways: a wireless connection, or a wired connection. No particular method is better than the other, but you may want to try both at some point to see what works best for you. Below, you will find instructions on how to go about each way. 

Wired Network Connection

If your game console, smart TV, or streaming device supports a wired network, then use the data jack in your room to get on the NWU network. You will need a network cable to make the connection and NOT a telephone cable. Data jacks are the black ports on wall plates or on the bottom of the white wireless access point mounted to the wall. If you are having trouble finding these ports, ask a PA or residential education worker, and they should have a good idea of where it should be. 

Wireless Network Connection

The NWU-media wireless network is specifically intended for game consoles, smart TV’s, and streaming devices.

To get started, go to this link. It will lead you directly to where you need to go. 


By answering a few questions about your device and providing your NWU username/password to authenticate your request, you should be well on your way to streaming and playing games. For your credentials, use the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor. Now, your device registration has been submitted. It can take 2-4 hours for our database to update, then you should be ready to go. 

There is no restriction on the number of devices that can be registered, but re-registration will be required periodically. You will receive an email alert when the device registration needs to be renewed. Registration renewals are handled through the same link.

If you are confused or simply curious about what else WITS has to offer, you can always find more Tech Tips here on the WITS site, contact us by heading down to Smith Curtis 109, or giving us a call at 402-465-7777.