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Connecting your meeting OWL to the univeristy WiFi

Meeting OWLDo I need to connect my OWL to WiFi?

Connecting your OWL to WiFi isn't essential because it works with your computer through its USB connection. However, connecting to WiFi does ensure it stays uptodate with software improvements and security patches so we do recommend it.

Your Owl should be connected to the Soton IoT network which is only available in some areas at the moment. If you cannot see the Soton-IoT network in your area you can bring your Owl to the Hartley Library lobby and register it there. More locations coming soon.

 

How do I connect my OWL to the WiFi?

To connect your Owl, follow these steps:

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR OWL WITH YOUR username@soton.ac.uk ADDRESS

If you have not already tried setting up your OWL with the app

  1. Download the Meeting OWL app to your smartphone or tablet (don't worry, you can remove the app again as soon as you have completed the setup)
  2. From the Meeting Owl app, select Start to begin the setup process
  3. After registering and naming your Owl, select Skip to skip the Wi-Fi setup process
  4. Select About your Owl
  5. Go to the Connectivity section and make a note of the MAC address
  6. On a web browser, go to the Soton IoT registration page and log in with your usual University credentials
  7. Now enter the MAC address of the OWL and a comment to identify your OWL e.g. 'Education OWL 1' or 'B46 R2021 OWL' then click Register This Device
  8. Back in the OWL app, go to the About your Owl screen and select WiFi
  9. Select the Soton-IoT network and follow the prompts

If you have already attmpted to connect your OWL to WiFi

  1. Open the Meeting Owl app and select About your Owl
  2. Go to the Connectivity section and make a note of the MAC address
  3. On a web browser, go to the Soton IoT registration page and log in with your usual University credentials
  4. Now enter the MAC address of the OWL and a comment to identify your OWL e.g. 'Education OWL 1' or 'B46 R2021 OWL' then click Register This Device
  5. Back in the OWL app, go to the About your Owl screen and select WiFi
  6. Select the Soton-IoT network and follow the prompts

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