Connecting a mobile device
In order to get your mobile phone connected to the hallnet network, you first need to get the mac address from your mobile phone. The method of collecting this can vary depending on the mobile brand and operating system.
Please note that you will need to be connected to the VPN or on a university Wifi network to complete the following steps.
Find MAC address
First, you need to locate the MAC address from your mobile device;
iPhone: From the home screen, open 'Settings', select 'General' and select 'About'. Scroll down to Wi-Fi Address - this is your device's MAC address.
Android: Open the Settings menu, Scroll down and select About phone. Select Status (or Hardware information). Scroll down to Wi-Fi MAC address - this is your device's MAC address.
Go to Hallnet site
Once you have this information you can register your device on our website:onboarding.lboro.ac.uk.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Other Devices'.
Log in with your student credentials.
Add MAC address
Type in the MAC address and the device name into the boxes provided. Make a note of the 'PSK' information. This is the password you will need in step 7 to connect to hallnet.
Mobile Wi-Fi settings
Return to your mobile phone home screen, open 'Settings', and open your 'Wi-Fi' settings.
Find the 'hallnet' network. Next, turn off the 'randomized mac address' function:
For Android users: open up additional settings for this network, (tap the cog next to the hallnet wifi network), press ‘Advanced’ and select ‘Phone MAC’.
Connect to the hallnet network
To connect to the hallnet network use the 'PSK' against your device on the hallnet.info website as the password for this connection.
Should you experience any issues with this process, please email the IT Service Desk for further assistance.