Wireless Network Guest Access


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

  • Register yourself (UO Guest - Self Service Wireless) 

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

  • Have a faculty or staff member host an account for you. (This is generally used when a user needs an account for more than 7 contiguous days.


How do I Use UO Guest Wireless Self-Service?

Visitors can register themselves for access to the UO Guest Wireless network and the Internet. 

  1. On your computer or mobile device, select the  UO Guest wireless network.  You will be redirected to the UO Guest Connect page. 

  1. Select "Create an account" at the bottom of the page. 

  1. Provide the requested  information, check the box indicating you accept the terms and conditions (UO's Acceptable Use Policy), and then click  Register. 

  1. Click " Send password via email"  and/or " Send password via text message".  (Note: The system may not acknowledge the button click, but it is sending you the message.) 

  1. Once you've received a message containing your password, click  Login. 

  2. Enter your assigned username and password. You should then be connected to the  UO Guest  wireless network. 

After the initial registration process, you can use wireless by selecting the UO Guest wireless network on your computer or mobile device and logging in with your assigned username and password, if necessary. 

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.   

For more information and an FAQ about this new service, please visit https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=34548. All guests are responsible for following the University of Oregon Acceptable Use Policy


Can I access UO Guest after my self-service account expires?

Yes. After your account expires, simply register yourself again. Self-service wireless accounts last for seven days. There is no limit to the number of times you can register yourself.


Can I change the password for my self-service account?

No. Passwords cannot be chosen or changed. Each account is assigned a password. If you forget your password, simply register yourself for another account. Please note: If you sign up for a second account before your first account has expired, the new username will consist of your email address with a numeral added onto the end (e.g., "jdoe@uoregon.edu1").


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!

  • Select the "eduroam" wireless network and log in using your username and password provided by your home institution.


How Can Guest Accounts Be Created by Campus Hosts?

A faculty or staff member creates a guest's hosted account. The system generates a username and password that the host then shares with the guest. The guest can log in to the "UO Guest" wireless network using that username and password. 

If your guest needs more than Internet access, you may be able to Sponsor a DuckID account.  

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



Contact the Technology Service Desk


Article ID: 34557
Fri 7/28/17 11:47 AM
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