What is BelleNet? What is DeviceNet? How do I connect my personally-owned devices to the Internet while I'm on campus?
What is BelleNet?
What is DeviceNet?
How do I connect my personally-owned devices to the Internet while I'm on campus?
BelleNet refers to the secure 802.1x wireless network on campus. Access is available throughout campus, including the residence halls, academic buildings, Noble Family Dining Hall, Student Center, and Cushwa-Leighton Library.
BelleNet requires 802.1x authentication. Students can use their Saint Mary's username and password to connect their personally-owned devices (computers, smartphones) to the network. Students will also need to agree every semester to the "Responsible Use of College Computers and the Internet @ Saint Mary's College" and additional policies specific to the network available in the residence halls in order to connect.
To connect to BelleNet from an 802.1x-compatible device (which includes computers and smartphones):
If you are having problems connecting to BelleNet from an 802.1x-compatible device (which includes computers and smartphones):
Support for connecting to BelleNet is available for computers running macOS version 10.12 or later, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.
ResNet supports mobile devices running current versions of Apple's iOS (including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices) and can assist with them connecting to BelleNet.
Amazon's Kindle Fire, Google Chromebooks, and other non-iOS tablet and mobile devices are not supported by ResNet. In most cases, tablets and other mobile devices can be successfully connected to the wireless network on campus, but at this time ResNet cannot provide any technical assistance if problems are encountered. If a device is not 802.1x-compatible, it can be registered on DeviceNet for a student to use in the residence halls.
Saint Mary's also offers DeviceNet in the residence halls. Students can connect devices such as gaming stations, digital personal assistants, DVD/Blu-ray players, televisions, etc. to the Internet using DeviceNet.
All televisions in the residence halls must be connected to DeviceNet via a wired connection (Ethernet, RJ45). All Apple TVs must also be connected to DeviceNet via a wired connection (Ethernet, RJ45). Wireless network connectivity for televisions and Apple TVs is not available in the residence halls.
For instructions on connecting devices without 802.1x compatibility (televisions, Blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles,
personal digital assistants), please visit the related ResNet FAQ page at
Students who need assistance with connecting their personal computers or smartphones to BelleNet should bring their devices to the ResNet Office and an RCC will be happy to assist you - no appointment is necessary.
Last Modified January 10, 2020