Guest Wireless Access | Webster University

Guest Wireless Access

The Webster University Guest Wireless network provides Webster University affiliates and guests easy access to internet service while on campus.

Policy

The university agrees to provide wireless network access to guests for purposes of casual web surfing and exchange of communications (such as e-mail or other messaging). Access is for internet usage only; guest wireless accounts will not have access to any other Webster services or resources. All wireless use is subject to all applicable campus policies including the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy, to which all guests must agree before service is provided.

Wireless network access for guests is provided at a "best effort" level, and no expectations or assumptions should be made about the quality or availability of service. Guests will not be provided any technical support by Information Technology, including assistance configuring their wireless devices.

Authorized Use

  • The “WU_Guest” wireless network is for use by individuals who have an affiliation with the university; meaning vendors, parents of Webster students, visiting lecturers, Board of Trustee members, alumni, etc. 
  • The “WU_Guest” wireless network is NOT for use by University faculty, staff or students.
  • Use of the “WU_Guest” wireless implies that the user has read and agrees to the University acceptable use policy and all other applicable laws and regulations. 
  • Commercial/for profit use is prohibited.
  • Guest access is at the discretion of the University. Access may be blocked or terminated at any time for any reason.
  • Use of the “WU_Guest” network for illegal activities will result in immediate termination of service and notification of applicable law enforcement agencies. Illegal activities may include obscenity, pornography, threats, harassment, defamation, theft, copyright infringement, unauthorized access to network/computer resources, fraud, distribution of malware/malicious software, sending unsolicited bulk messages etc.
  • The “WU_Guest” wireless should not be used to transmit confidential or sensitive information.
  • Users of the “WU_Guest” wireless are responsible for the security of their device and the data contained therein.

Use and Access Information

  • Access is provided on an 'as is' basis with no guarantee of service.
  • Unauthorized use of this network is prohibited.
  • This network is subject to periodic maintenance and may be unavailable without advance notice.
  • Due to the amount of bandwidth required by some applications and their effect on a shared resource, some protocols or programs may be blocked.
  • Use of peer-to-peer software that can be used to share files such as movies, music, or software in violation of copyright laws is strictly prohibited.
  • Webster University assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of equipment. Users must keep their equipment with them at all times.

Termination of Service

Wireless network access for any guest is subject to termination at any time, for any reason, especially but not exclusively for suspected violations of the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.


Connecting to Guest Wireless (Effective November 4, 2019)

Using a Username and Password

Use this method if:

  • You were provided specific guest account credentials for a special event or group
  • You have previously self-registered that day and need to log in again within the 8 hour access window
  1. Connect to the WU_Guest wireless network on your device.
  2. If you are not automatically directed to the guest wireless portal, open a web browser on your device. You should now be redirected to the portal. If you are not automatically redirected, try browsing to a web page such as www.google.com.
    Note: If using a Chromebook, you may see a popup at the bottom right of the screen that says "The Wi-Fi network you are using (WU_Guest) may require you to visit its logon page." If you click in that message, you should be redirected to the portal.

    Guest Wireless Portal
  3. Enter your provided username/password into the appropriate boxes.
  4. Review the terms and conditions for guest wireless access.
  5. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Sign On.

Self-Registering for Guest Wireless Access

Use this method if:

  • You are a visitor at Webster University and wish to register for guest wireless access for up to 8 hours at a time.
  1. Connect to the WU_Guest wireless network on your device
  2. If you are not automatically directed to the guest wireless portal, open a web browser on your device. You should now be redirected to the portal. If you are not automatically redirected, try browsing to a web page such as www.google.com.
    Note: If using a Chromebook, you may see a popup at the bottom right of the screen that says "The Wi-Fi network you are using (WU_Guest) may require you to visit its logon page." If you click in that message, you should be redirected to the portal.
  3. Click on the link that says REGISTER FOR ACCESS HERE at the bottom of the page.

    Guest Wireless Portal
  4. Enter your First name, your Last name and your Email address.
  5. Review the terms and conditions for guest wireless access.
  6. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Click Register.

    Registration Page
  8. You will be taken to an Account Created message. Here you will find your automatically generated username and password. They will also be emailed to the email address you provided in the registration process. These credentials will be valid for 8 hours only. Click Connect to be automatically connected to the WU_Guest network. Should you become disconnected within the 8 hour window, you can logon again at the main guest wireless portal with these credentials.

    Guest Account Credentials