Wireless Access for Visitors

If you are a UW faculty or staff member, you can assign temporary UW NetIDs to visitors for the purpose of accessing the UW's wireless networks.

  • Temporary UW NetIDs are only for people who do not have permanent UW NetIDs and will only need access for a short period of time (up to 3 months).
  • For people who need longer term access or access to UW NetID services other than wireless, you may sponsor the creation of a permanent personal UW NetID.
  • When you assign a temporary UW NetID to an individual or group, you are agreeing to inform those individuals about the ethical use of computers and networks.
  • Before you use this service, you should read and understand your support roles and responsibilities.

There are two types of temporary UW NetIDs you can assign:

  • Personal Temporary UW NetID - A UW NetID that is assigned to a single person for wireless access. Examples: A visiting professor, a visiting vendor giving a demo, a person taking a class for two weeks.
  • Shared Temporary UW NetID - A UW NetID that is assigned to a specific group of people for a short time. Examples: Wireless access for conferences, a specific meeting scheduled for non-UW people requiring wireless access.

Eduroam Access

Visitors who are affiliated with a participating Eduroam campus or institution can also access the UW
Wireless network through that service.

Last modified: January 21, 2014