Connecting to Hallnet on Windows 7

Step 1: Turning on your Wireless Device

The first step of the process is to ensure that your wireless device is turned on. Depending on your computer brand and model, the steps for doing so will vary. Use the method below that works with your computer.

  • Many laptop computers have a built-in wireless device that can be enabled through a switch or button located on the exterior of the computer. When the switch is slid to a certain direction or the button is pressed, an indicator on the exterior of the computer should be lit to let you know that the device is on.
  • Other laptop computers have a key on the keyboard labeled Fn. This key is located in the bottom left corner of the keyboard near the Windows key. On one of the function keys at the top of the keyboard (F1, F2, F3, F4, etc.) There will be a symbol resembling a tower emitting waves. By holding down the Fn and pressing the appropriate function key, the device will turn on and an icon showing ascending bars such as the one pictured below will appear in the task tray on the bottom-right corner of your screen.

 

  • Desktop computers and some older laptops do not have a built in wireless device. These laptops require a device to be plugged into them. When the device is plugged in, it should turn on automatically. The icon above will appear in the task tray on the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Connecting to vsuhallnet

Double-click the wireless icon (Img placeholder) in your task tray at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Then, click vsuhallnet in the window that appears.

Note: Valdosta State University's wireless network is named vsuhallnet with all lower-case letters and no spaces or symbols. Other networks are not owned or run by Valdosta State University. You DO NOT want to connect to them.

 

Then, click the Connect button that appears.

 

You will be prompted to choose the type of network you are connecting to. Select Public network.

 

Finally, click the Close button.

 

At this point, attempt to access the Internet. You should be redirected to the Hallnet login website. If not, proceed to the next step.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected to Hallnet. If this does not correct the issue, please try our other configuration guides, or contact the VSU IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@valdosta.edu or at 229-245-4357. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.