Network requirements vary for each gaming console or game (such as XBox, Wii, Playstation, etc.) Many times, gaming consoles are not designed to work on large networks such as college campuses. They work well in home networks because there are usually only one or two gaming devices on a home network.
Due to the wide variety of configuration needs from various game and console manufacturers, we cannot guarantee the functionality of a console or game on Flagler College's network. It is not technologically possible for us to open ports for each individual console. This is not the result of a decision or policy about gaming; rather, it is the result of the hardware differences between home routers and commercial routers.
Your console will only work for sure if you purchase your own individual internet connection, just like you have at home. You can contact Comcast to have this set up. Click here to find the Comcast representatives contact information on the Residence Life page.
One possible way to make your game work is to plug in your own WIRED-only router between the wall jack and the gaming console. A wireLESS router will cause interference with the dorm wireless network. If you install a wireless router, you MUST disable the wireless broadcast.
The wired-only router may (or may not) be what the console or game needs to "trick" it into letting you access gaming services as usual. Users are responsible for installation and configuration of wired routers. Many router manuals are available online.
If you play Word of Warcraft, you may not be able to download updates provided by WOW's torrent servers. Instead, please follow the instructions on this link to download WOW updates: