Mac OS X Instructions
IT Services only provide support for Apple Macintosh OS X 10.8 and newer versions where support is provided by Apple.
These steps will take you through configuring your computer to use the network and network services, and also installing the supported software. If you have any problems connecting, please bring your computer to the PC Clinic.
There are four stages to connecting to the HallNet service:
Step 1: Network (Configure networking on your PC)
Step 2: Patch (Update your operating system)
Step 3: Antivirus (Installing antivirus software)
Step 4: Register! (Registering on HallNet)
After you register you might like to set up ...
Mac OS X Step 1:
Plug in network cable
Connect the Ethernet cable to your device and the socket on the wall in your room. If your room has two then generally it’s the left-hand socket.
Set up location
Firstly it is suggested, though not essential, that you set up separate location for your Hall connection. In this documentation a location called HallNet has been set up. If you set up other locations for your home / I.S.P. (Internet Service Provider) then it will be easier to change Internet settings between service providers.
Select the TCP/IP tab
Select the TCP/IP tab, set Show to Built-in Ethernet (or whichever Ethernet interface your Macintosh has) and set Configure IPv4 to "Using DHCP", as shown below. In the Location box, ensure that HallNet is selected and that Ethernet and Configure IPv4 using DHCP are selected.
Follow the instructions in order to register. You will need to know your username and password to register.
Mac OS X Step 2:
Patch your Operating System
Ensure that you have a secure and up-to-date Operating System by using the Software Update feature of OSX. Click on the Apple in the top left of the screen and choose Software Update.
Mac OS X Step 3:
Download Sophos from the link below
Click here to go to the Sophos site, click Get Started and follow the steps to register and download the installer
Open downloaded file. Bring new window to front.
Open your Downloads folder. Your browser may have unzipped the download automatically, if not then double click on the zip file (normally called savosx_he_r.zip)
Mac OS X Step 4:
Register with HallNet!
Register with Cloudpath for HallNet connection. You must register each device you connect to HallNet.
Alternatively, manual registration can be completed by connecting to the network in your room, opening your web browser and follow the instructions. For this, you will need to know your MAC address. You can find instructions below.
Click on the Apple symbol in the top left.
Click on System Preferences.