Currently out of Hotspots

We are currently out of hotspots. We're working to get more and will provide them as soon as possible. If you submit an application, you'll be put on the waiting list. 

 

 

In support of students, MSU Billings has a limited number of internet hotspots that can be loaned to students who do not have internet connectivity for completing their schoolwork. This program is only available to currently enrolled students. Please fill out the application below at least 5 days before your pickup date when requesting a hotspot. Upon review, a hotspot will be available for pickup at the Information Commons on the first floor of the MSUB Library.

Hotspots are limited and provided as they are available. Submission of this request does not guarantee that you will receive a loaner hotspot.

Policies & Guidelines:

  • Hotspots require a cell service signal to operate; thus, you'll need a signal in the area you plan on using the hotspot.
  • Hotspots are loaned for a maximum period of one semester. If the hotspot is still needed, another request may be submitted.
  • Loaner hotspots are to be used for academic purposes only. The hotspot cannot be transferred to others and is the responsibility of the requester.
  • The hotspot must be returned in the same condition as on the pickup date.
  • If the hotspot is stolen or damaged, you must immediately notify the Help Desk at 406-247-5700.
  • All requestors are required to provide a photo ID and sign an Equipment Loaner Agreement upon pickup. Important: We will not be able to ship the equipment to you. It must be picked up in person.

To request a loaner hotspot, please submit the electronic form below or download the form and bring it to the Information Commons on the first floor of the library.

 

Online Form                       Download Form

 

How to Connect to Your Hotspot

Connecting to the Alcatel LINKZONE 2

alcatel Linkzone 2

1) Power on the alcatel LINKZONE 2 using the power button at the top of the hotspot.

2) From your laptop or phone, connect to the Alcatel LINKZONE 2 wireless network on the available networks list.

Select the Alcatel Network

3) When prompted, enter the password listed on the IMPORTANT INFORMATION card, which is located on the top flap inside the box that contained the hotspot.

Enter the Device Password

4) After entering the password click Connect. You'll now be able access the internet.

 

Connecting to the Verizon Jetpack

Verizon JetPack

1) Power on the Verizon Jetpack with the power button the on bottom of the hotspot.

2) From your laptop or phone, connect to the MSUB Hotspot Loaner wireless network on the available networks list.

Select the MSUB Hotspot Loaner Network

3) Tap the power button a few times to find the password on the hotspot screen. When prompted on your computer or phone enter the WiFi password.

Wi-Fi Password

4) After entering the password click Connect. You'll now be able access the internet.