There is a new network in residence called DeviceNet for devices such as gaming consoles, wireless printers, streaming media devices, etc.

This network uses a PreShared Key, like your home network and is not meant for laptops, tablets, or mobile phones, except when connecting to those devices. It is only available in residence.


Why should I use DeviceNet?  

Wireless printers, game consoles, and streaming media devices can be set up as wireless networks which broadcast their own signals. This interferes with the Mount Allison wireless networks as there are a limited number of channels on which to broadcast. Connecting your device to Devicenet instead, allows you to connect to your device wirelessly and not interfere with the residence network. Click the link below for a more detailed explanation of the problem.

WiFi interference in residence


How do I use DeviceNet?  

In order to use DeviceNet you need to register the MAC address of the device. The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a network device. It can often be found on the bottom or back of the device and is formatted in six groups of two hexadecimal digits. The address may be formatted like aa:bb:cc:11:22:33 or aa-bb-cc-11-22-33. You may also find the MAC address in the settings for the device.


How can I find the MAC address for my device?  

You can find more information on how to find your MAC address in this PDF. 


How do I register my device?  

Visit https://devicenet.mta.ca/login.html  You will need to log in with your Mount Allison username and password.