Wireless Network Guest Access

Overview

Guests visiting the University of Oregon can gain access to UO's wireless network and the Internet in one of two ways: 

  • Use the public guest network.

  • Log in using eduroam (available to guests with network accounts at Oregon State and other eduroam-participating institutions).

Note: As of December 19, 2018 sponsored guest Wi-Fi accounts are no longer necessary. Guests can access the public network by selecting it from the list of available networks on their device.

Information

How do I Use UO Guest Wireless Self-Service?

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.

For authorized guests at UO Athletic venues: Guests must first receive a PIN from an authorized athletics staff member.  Once they have the PIN they can register themselves for access. When at the athletic venue, on their computer or mobile device, they select the "UO Guest-Athletics" wireless network. On the first page that loads, enter the PIN then select "Create an account." Provide the information requested, then have your password sent to you via email and/or text message. Then log in with the username and password you've been given. The 7-day account duration applies.   

All guests are responsible for following the University of Oregon Acceptable Use Policy

 

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.

 

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.

 

How do I sign into Eduroam?

If you are from Oregon State University, Portland State University,  or another a participating eduroam institution, you already have access!

  1. Select the "eduroam" wireless network under the list of available netowrks on your device.
  2. Log in using your username and password provided by your home institution.

 

How Can Guest Accounts Be Created by Campus Hosts?

As of December 19, 2018 sponsored guest Wi-Fi accounts are no longer necessary. Guests can access the public network by selecting it from the list of available networks on their device. More info in FAQs About Connecting to UO Guest.

 

Questions? 

Contact the Technology Service Desk

Details

Article ID: 34557
Created
Fri 7/28/17 11:47 AM
Modified
Wed 8/21/19 8:42 AM