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Connecting UVa Guests to the Unencrypted Wireless Network

Guest Access to the UVa Wireless Network

Guests of the University may access the Internet using a UVa wireless network if they are sponsored by a UVa-affiliated organization or individual. Guests are responsible for abiding by University policy when using this service. Sponsors are the contact for any security or policy concerns related to the guests’ use of the temporary access issued under the sponsor’s name.

Short-Term Guest Access

(up to 28 days & limited access)

  • Quick, easy guest access (like at the coffeeshop)
  • Limited access to the Internet using UVa’s unencrypted Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless network. Limited access is only Web, VPN, FTP, Secure Shell (SSH), and Secure Mail (IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS) access.
  • To connect: guests input a passcode obtained from a sponsoring UVa-affiliated organization or individual

Access Specifications

Guest connections using this method are:

  • time-limited: up to 7 days for guests of students; up to 28 days for guests of faculty/staff.
  • permission-limited: after a guest passcode expires, guests will no longer have access.
  • access-limited: only Web, VPN, FTP, Secure Shell (SSH), and Secure Mail (IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS) access.

Sponsors: Get Your Guest Ready

Sponsor: Generate a guest passcode by going to Guest Passcodes for Wireless Access. As a sponsor, you should inform your guest of their passcode’s expiration when the passcode is given. Then instruct your guest to follow the Instructions for Connecting to the Guest Wireless Network below.

Long-Term Guest Access

(up to 130 days & expanded access)

  • More complicated guest configuration which usually involves LSP assistance
  • Full access to the Internet using UVa’s unencrypted wahoo wireless network
  • To connect: either the UVa sponsor enables guest access via network registration, or the guest registers him/herself with a sponsor-provided PIN access code

Access Specifications

Guest connections using this method can:

  • have access for up to 130 days.
  • have full access to the Internet using UVa’s unencrypted wahoo wireless network.

Sponsors: Get Your Guest Ready

Sponsor: Register your guest using the UVa Network Device Registration.

Or, Sponsor: Generate a guest PIN. (You must be a Netreg Group administrator to generate a PIN.)

Then instruct your guest to follow the Instructions for Connecting to the Guest Wireless Network below.

Guests: Instructions for Connecting to the Guest Wireless Network

Short-Term Access Connection Instructions

Get Connected

  1. Obtain your guest passcode from your UVa sponsor.
  2. Connect your computer or device to the Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless network.
  3. Open a Web browser, and you’ll be automatically directed to the guest portal.
  4. Click the Continue button under the Guest section and enter your passcode. You will then have limited (only Web, VPN, FTP, Secure Shell (SSH), and Secure Mail (IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS)) access to the Internet.

Review UVa’s Computer Usage Policy and abide by its principles.

Long-Term Access Connection Instructions

Part I: Registration

Part II: Get Connected

After you have registered on the University network, follow the appropriate connection instructions:

Review UVa’s Computer Usage Policy and abide by its principles.

  Page Updated: Friday 2013-12-20 15:45:18 EST

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