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WiFi at UVa

Connect University Guests to UVa Wireless

Guest Access to the UVa WiFi Network

Guests of the University may access the Internet using a UVa WiFi network. Guests:

  • must be sponsored by a UVa-affiliated organization or individual; and
  • are responsible for abiding by University policy when using a UVa WiFi network.

UVa sponsors of guests are the contact for any security or policy concerns related to the guest’s use of University wireless.

Short-Term Guest Access

  • Quick, easy guest access (like at a coffee shop)
  • Access for up to 7 days for guests of students or up to 28 days for guests of faculty/staff
  • Limited access to the Internet (only Web, VPN, FTP, SSH, and Secure Mail [IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS] access)
  • On UVa’s unencrypted Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless network
  • To connect: guests input a passcode obtained from a sponsoring UVa-affiliated organization or individual (after it expires, guests lose access)

Sponsors: Get Your Guest Ready

Sponsor: Generate a passcode for your guest at Guest Passcodes for Wireless Access. Inform your guest of their passcode’s expiration.

Then instruct your guest to follow the instructions to Connect to a UVa Guest WiFi Network below.

Long-Term Guest Access

  • More complicated guest configuration (usually involves LSP assistance)
  • Access for up to 130 days
  • Full access to the Internet
  • On 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

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 to Connect to a UVa Guest WiFi Network below.

 

Guests: Connect to a UVa WiFi Network

Short-Term UVa Guest WiFi Access

  1. Obtain your guest passcode from your UVa sponsor.
  2. Connect 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.
  5. You now have limited access to the Internet (only Web, VPN, FTP, Secure Shell (SSH), and Secure Mail (IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS)) until your passcode expires.

Long-Term UVa Guest WiFi Access

  1. Register your device on the UVa network.
  2. Follow the appropriate connection instructions:
Guests, whether on short- or long-term access, please abide by UVa’s Computer Usage Policy.

  Page Updated: Tuesday 2014-11-18 15:33:43 EST