Mobile Phone, Tablet & Device Activation at Boston College
Every Wi-Fi device (smartphone, tablet, wireless gaming console, etc.) on the BC wireless network must be activated in order to access the Internet and email. Most devices can be activated on the device itself by going to the activation site at: activate.bc.edu
If you cannot activate on the device itself:
- Find your device's MAC address (also called Hardware Address). A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a 12-digit alphanumeric code that is unique to each piece of networking hardware. To find the MAC address, consult your smartphone, gaming console, or other device's user manual or Google it. See instructions for commonly used smartphones.
- Once you have the MAC address, use a computer that is already activated on the BC network and go to activate.bc.edu to activate your device on the BC network.
Need help? Call the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or bring your device to the Walk-In Help Desk.
Note: To ensure the quality of the BC-provided wireless service in the common areas, ITS will disable and remove any unauthorized wireless routers or other Access Points found to be interfering with the BC wireless network.