How to Connect to Hallnet on Windows 8

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

Highlight the bottom-right and move your mouse up. Then, click the Settings button.

 

Click Network, then click the vsuhallnet network.

 

Check the Connect Automatically box.

Then, click the Connect button.

 

If you have problems when trying these instructions, or if you have other question concerning the wireless network, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or send an e-mail to helpdesk@valdosta.edu. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.