Cannot connect lightstrip to college wifi

I recently bought the light strip and already cut it and set it up. The lights, however, cannot connect to my campus wifi and just says that it cant connect to public wifi. I tried adding the MAC address to the list of exceptions of the wifi but no avail.

It requires your AP with a password.

Sorry for being a noob here but what does AP mean?

Access point, here I mean your router.

Again this is a college wifi. I do not have access to the router as it is a communal one. However, my wifi requires log in meaning its not public. If I already cut it, can I still return it?

I don’t think so.