Connecting a Roku to the UW-Platteville network to use Philo EDU

Guide to help you connect Roku to UW-Platteville network


Pick how you are connecting.

    Option 1                                                                                Option 2                                                                           Option 3

If using the University wireless network (UWPlatt-unsecure)

If using your own wireless router connected to the University residence hall network

If using a Roku wired directly to the University network

Register Roku device MAC address using NetReg.

  • Get MAC address of Roku (Select Settings/Network/About).
  • Visit with a computer or tablet, login, and fill out the form.
  • Connect Roku to the UWPlatt-unsecure wireless network.
  • Once connected, a software update may occur.


  • Use a computer or tablet to register the Wireless router, if it has not already been registered.
  • Select your wireless router’s network.
  • Enter the wireless network password
  • Once connected, a software update may occur.
  • Connect the Roku to a network jack using an Ethernet cable.
  • If it is in Resnet, visit to register the device.
  • To get the MAC address of Roku (Select Settings/Network/About).
  • Power cycle the device.
  • Once connected, a software update may occur.


Activate the Roku device (if not previously used)

  • Visit, and enter the activation code displayed on the Roku.
  • Create a Roku account if one does not exist, or link to an existing Roku account.


Add the EDU version of the Philo channel to the Roku.


If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.


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Keywords:Roku, TV, Cable,Smart TV, Roku TV   Doc ID:110742
Owner:Russell H.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2021-05-11 10:35 CDTUpdated:2022-02-16 11:51 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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