Connecting Devices to the Willamette Network
Registering Devices on the Willamette Network
Everything from smart phones to gaming consoles has the ability to connect to the internet. Willamette permits any approved devices to be registered on our residential and academic networks.
Anything with a web browser can simply connect to the available networks (one of the ResNets, Blitznet etc.). Open the browser and use the self-registration process as you would to register any computer.
Connecting browserless devices
If your device does not have a web browser, it must be registered by WITS. Email or call the WITS Help Desk with the following information:
- Your network account name (email address) at Willamette.
- the MAC address of the device (often called the Physical Address or Ethernet Address).
- Manufacturer and Make of the product (e.g. Microsoft XBox 360)
- Optional: Location of the device
- Optional: Serial number of the device
Your request is usually processed within one business day. During busy times (such as Opening Days), delays may be longer.
Only equipment approved for use on campus by WITS will be allowed on the network. The following lists are examples of approved and banned devices. As a general rule, any device that could potentially interfere with the network at large or disturb other people's use of the network is banned.
|Allowed items(examples)||Banned items(examples)|
Any device which broadcasts its own wireless signal is banned on campus. This is for your own security, as well as everyone else's. Please do not set up wireless routers, even if you use a secured connection.