Network Access


Access to the campus network is provided through secure, high-speed wireless and wired connections.

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates, and Guests


  • The hillspot wireless network enables secure Wi-Fi that ensures identity protection and encrypted data transmission.
  • The guest wireless network allows visitors direct access to resources on the internet and ensures the security of college resources. Users of the guest network should understand that it does not provide encryption.
  • State of the art access points enable 802.11 a/g/n and AC Wave 2 connections to provide wireless speeds up to 1 Gbps.
  • hillspot and guest are accessible in all buildings on campus and in the following outdoor locations.  Note that building wireless may bleed outside around a building and provide a useable signal.
    • Duffy – seating area in the rear-facing the parking lot
    • MacPhaidin Library – seating area out front
    • May Hall – seating area facing the quad
    • Meehan – seating areas out front facing the quad and in the rear-facing the pond
    • O’Hara  – seating area on the back deck
    • South Quad – seating area and hard scape between O’Hara, Shields, and Martin
  • Secure wired connections are available through ethernet jacks located in residence hall rooms, offices, classrooms, conference rooms and other spaces on campus.
  • Wired connections provide dedicated bandwidth, unlike wireless which is shared, and the best experience for voice, video, and gaming applications.
  • Students can register their gaming and media devices to connect them to the network.

Getting Started

  • If you are in a classroom with a laptop, a network cable is available on the podium.
  • Plug your Ethernet cable into any active wall jack and the corresponding port on your computer.
  • Members of the college community that have a Stonehill account and are on campus can connect to the hillspot secure wireless network.
  • Users of hillspot wireless or a wired connection must go through Device Registration before the connection will work, if the device has not yet been registered.
  • Guests visiting the Stonehill campus can select the guest network from their device’s wireless settings or follow the instructions for guest access to the wired network .
  • Refer to the Knowledge Base resources found under Network Access and Device Registration for additional assistance.


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