Housing Technology FAQs

Internet Questions

How do I connect my laptop/desktop?
There are two ways to connect your laptop/desktop to Baylor's internet:
  • AirBear Wireless - This is Baylor's wireless 2.4 Ghz network. Use your BearID and password to connect. Click Here for more information.
  • Wired Ethernet - Insert an ethernet cable into the YELLOW ethernet port in your room, and open a website on your laptop/desktop. You should be requested to sign in using your BearID and password. If nothing loads, try a different browser.
How do I connect my smart, streaming, or gaming device?
You can connect your smart, streaming, or gaming device to Baylor's internet by registering the MAC address. Click Here for instructions on how to register your device.
Why isn't my BearID working?
If you're having issues with your BearID and connecting to AIRBEAR, contact the HelpDesk. (254) 710-4357
How do I connect my wireless printer?
Baylor doesn't allow wireless printers on the network, but that doesn't mean you can't use yours. Every printer should come with a USB cable that you can connect to your computer for use. Alternatively, PawPrints printers are located all across campus, and a great solution for students to use for their print needs.
Where is the MAC address on my Apple TV?
Unfortunately, Apple didn't make it very easy to find the MAC address on Apple TVs. You may have to connect your Apple TV to another network first to be able to find the MAC address. You could try using a smart phone hot-spot.

Cable TV

Can I watch cable TV in my room/apartment?
No, even though there is a coax cable connection in your room, it is not active. Baylor doesn't offer cable TV in our residence halls. However, there is cable TV available in common areas and lobbies in residence halls. Alternatively, most residents prefer to stream using services like Netflix, HULU, DirecTV, etc.
Can I bring my own cable TV box?
No, it won't work in our residence halls. Cable TV is only available in common areas and lounges in our residence halls. Most residents prefer to stream their entertainment using services like Netflix, HULU, and DirecTV.