Before using this service you will need to agree to abide by the Halls of Residence IT Rules and Regulations.
The information below will help you connect to the service. Don't worry if you don't understand any of this, as we'll be on hand to help you! Please see Let's Get Help for HallsNet for further information on getting help.
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Connect PC/Apple and Laptop Devices to your Bedroom socket
Due to the low usage of bedroom sockets Cardiff Met no longer automatically activates all bedroom sockets by default. Therefore, if you would like to connect your device to the bedroom socket, you will initially need to log a call with
IT Helpdesk to ask for it to be made live.
We will send you an email to your Cardiff Met email address to let you know when this has been done. This will take up to 1 day between Sept 14th – Sept 16th and Sept 19th – Sept 23rd and up to 7 days for the remainder of year.
On receiving the confirmation that the socket is live, you will be able to connect your device by following the onscreen instructions. If you experience any difficulties then please contact
Connecting Wifi Devices
If your device has WIFI then you should be able to connect it following the automated process. For further information and access to five minute guides then please visit
Cardiff Met's WIFI page.
If you experience any difficulties then please visit
Connecting Games Consoles
Games Consoles, Smart TVs, Apple TVs, Blu-Ray players and Kindle (basic) devices can be connected to WIFI (if your device has a WIFI port) and/or to the communal network points (by the communal TVs).
Before connecting these devices you will first need to register them using the Halls of Residence Device Registration page. Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire should work without prior registration.
If you connect Smart TVs, Apple TVs, and gaming PCs then streaming services should operate effectively however please note that mirroring or casting are not supported.
For information on how to find the MAC addresses of your device's Wireless and Wired Network Port please see
Finding the MAC address of your games console.
After you have submitted the registration your device will be enabled on the network and the system will show you the passphrase. You can now connect your device to the 'media' wireless network.
Using TV Services