Using Your Phone for Internet Access (Hotspots for iPhone and Android)

From time to time, you may be placed in a situation where you must use Examplify–or require any internet access, for that matter–in an area that has poor or no internet connection. If your phone plan allows it, please follow these instructions on how to set-up and utilize hotspots.

iPhone Users

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings” then “Cellular,” or “Settings” then “Personal Hotspot“.
  2. In order to allow others to join, tap the slider of “Personal Hotspot” to turn it on.
  3. Verify the Wi-Fi password and name of the phone. If you have not yet made a password, do so now. Stay on the personal hotspot screen until you’ve connected your other device to the Wi-Fi network.
  4. On your computer or device that you want to connect, go to “Settings” then “Wi-Fi” and look for your iPhone or iPad in the list
  5. Click on your iPhone or iPad’s Wi-Fi network to join. If applicable, enter the password you have created for your Personal Hotspot.
  6. Once connected, your device should display a blue bar at the top to verify usage of your hotspot.

To view more information and instructions on Apple’s support page, please click here.

Android Users

  1. To turn on your phone’s hotspot, open “Settings”.
  2. Go on “Network & internet,” then “Hotspot & tethering.”
  3. From here, select “Wi-Fi hotspot” and turn it on by selecting the switch to blue.
  4. To change a hotspot setting or create a password. If you have not already set up a hotspot, first tap “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot” and follow the instructions provided. If you do not wish for your hotspot to require a password, select “None” under “Security.”
  5. On the other device that you would like to connect, open the list of Wi-Fi options and search for your phone’s hotspot name.
  6. Enter your phone’s hotspot password and click “Connect.” You may share your phone internet with a total of 10 mobile devices.

To view more information and instructions on Google’s support page, please click here.

Register for Wireless Network Access

LaptopPepperdine University has wireless networking capabilities throughout the Malibu campus as well as at the other Pepperdine campuses.

Students can conduct research, download research projects, and check e-mail within the accessible area.  For those students considering a new laptop purchase please review our recommendations page here.

You can easily access the WiFi network on your laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other wireless device by registering your device at https://wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu.  To register your device, select “Current Students, Faculty, and Staff” and then enter your wavenet ID and password credentials to access the WiFi network. 

Connection Instructions for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You should be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.  If not, point your browser to https://wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu.
  2. Read and agree to the Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy.
  3. Click “Start” next to the heading of “Current Students, Faculty and Staff.”
  4. Enter your NetworkID and password. (Don’t know your password?)
  5. Select “Student”, “Faculty/Staff – University Owned” or “Faculty/Staff Personally Owned” from the drop down menu.
  6. Click “Continue.”
  7. Wait for the progress bar to complete or reboot your computer.
  8. Registration is now complete. You must register your computer or device annually.

Remember, when you register your device, your registration will last one year.  Registering as a guest user lasts only one day.   

For more information on Network and Internet Access via Computer Registration see Pepperdine University’s IT site here.