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Is a streaming device on your Christmas Wish List?

Is a streaming device on your Christmas wish list? Santa has some friendly advice for you.

Hallnet is a wired service that lets you register your own computer, game console, smart TV and other devices, so you can connect to the Internet through the campus wired network.

The service only supports wired connections at the moment. Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini CANNOT be used on HallNet until circa summer 2018.

Some devices can be connected now by a USB adapter which is available separately: https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Ethernet-Adapter-Chromecast-Network/dp/B01N1X28F1
We are looking at extending the service over the summer of 2018 to include wireless devices such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, Sonos Speakers, Now TV boxes and Amazon Fire TV Sticks.

Connecting wireless routers/access points that you have purchased into the University network will cause issues. This means frustration for both you and your neighbours in hall. The problem is that signals may be dropped and you and those around you will lose wireless connectivity.

More information is available - click link below

We hope that when you bring your new devices to campus you are able to enjoy them following the guidance above, until such time as the infrastructure can support more devices wirelessly.

Santa and all the IT elves wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Posted by
IT Services (extension 222333)
Posted on
Monday, 11 December 2017 at 11:37 GMT
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