FAQs About Connecting to UO Guest

Overview

The UO Guest network allows UO visitors to access the public guest network.

Step-by-step directions for guests are available in the FAQ below, under How do I register myself for wireless access?.

This service provides most visitors with wireless access without involving a UO affiliated sponsor. 

Please note that guests on the pubic guest network will not be able to access wireless at UO sports venues (Autzen Stadium, PK Park, Matthew Knight Arena and Hayward Field). Cellular signal is a great alternative at most of these venues, where the cellular antenna network has been expanded in recent years.

Information

How do I register myself for wireless access?

Visitors can access UO Guest Wireless network and the Internet. 

  1. Find the list of Wi-Fi networks available to you on your device.

  2. Select "UO Guest."

  3. Accept the "Acceptable Use Policy." The AUP will require scrolling to the bottom of the text before the button will enable itself.

  4. You are now connected.

After the initial registration process, you can use the wireless network by selecting the UO Guest wireless network on your computer or mobile device. You may be prompted to accept the AUP when you reconnect after being disconnected. The length of network access is “unlimited” now, but it will be expected behavior for people to see the captive portal every time they connect fresh. Sessions may persist between buildings (your mileage may vary), but leaving campus and coming back will most likely mean you will be presented the AUP again before connecting.

Who are the ideal users of self-service wireless?

This service is aimed at UO visitors who are on campus for a short period of time and do not require access to restricted university resources such as library databases. Conference attendees, guest speakers, tourists, and parents and families of UO students and employees are expected to be some of the primary users.

What options will we have for getting guests connected to wireless?

All users can access the public guest network by following the steps above.

Why are athletic venues excluded from self-service wireless?

Our athletic venues, for the most part, have been built out with cellular coverage so that all of our guests can stay in touch during sporting events. Our wireless capacity, however, is not capable of covering all of our guests if they were to use the self-service wireless—that would overwhelm our wireless network. During sporting events, we have police officers, firefighters, members of the media, and others who rely on wireless to provide life and health safety and other critical functions. We are reserving the limited wireless capacity for those with a business need.

Will self-service wireless users be able to access restricted Library databases and other resources?

No. As is the case for visitors using sponsored wireless accounts, visitors using self-service wireless are not able to access Library databases that are restricted to UO students, faculty and staff. These databases are licensed for use only by people directly affiliated with the University of Oregon.

 

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Article ID: 33328
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