If you have a game console or other media device that needs network access, you must first register it with PacketFence. If your device has a web browser installed, you may be able to register it yourself: See the section labeled “From an other device with a web browser” on How to Connect to the Network.

Are there any devices that will not work?

The devices below are currently incompatible with our network

  • Sonos Speakers
  • Filimin Lights
  • Wireless Printers
  • Wireless Light Bulbs
  • Smart plugs
  • Routers, Access Points, Hubs, and Switches

There are some devices that can be registered, but whose functionality may be limited:

  • Amazon Echo devices
  • Apple Homepod
  • Google Home
  • Google Home Mini

As we continue to improve our infrastructure, we hope to support the functionality of these devices.

Determine your device’s MAC Address

Every network capable device an a unique identifier called a MAC Address, and is needed to register your device.

  • Search the web to find out where you can find your device’s MAC Address. It typically looks something likes this: 00:01:e3:a4:f0:da.
  • Once you’ve found your device’s MAC address, record it in some way as you will need it to complete the registration.

Complete the Network Device Request Form

Once you have the MAC Address of your device, make sure your device is connected wired or wirelessly to the Lafayette network and please complete theĀ Network Device Request Form.