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Guest Network Access

Guests to the University campus often wish to access the network for business or personal use. Guests that do not have a University Internet ID have a number of options available for network access, based on their location.

Wireless network on campus

Wireless (802.11b or 802.11g) service is available throughout most of the UMD main campus, excluding the residence halls and apartments. Wireless access is available (via the UMD-Wireless SSID) to students, faculty and staff by opening a web browser and authenticating with your University Internet ID and password

For those without a University Internet ID and password, there are several options, depending on the type of sevice needed:

UMD Guest Wireless Service

In addition to our standard, authenticated wireless service (UMD-Wireless SSID), UMD offers a limited, non-authenticated wireless service for short term guests (UMD-Guest-Wireless SSID). This wireless service is rate-limited and restricted to web-only access (no email, VPN, ftp, access to any authenticated resources such as the Library, etc.).

The guest wireless service is available wherever the standard authenticated wireless service is available (throughout most of the UMD main campus, excluding the residence halls and apartments).

The UMD-Guest-Wireless service is provided as a short-term service for temporary guests only. UMD ITSS makes no guarantees of service quality to users on the UMD-Guest-Wireless network.

UMD students, faculty and staff should not use the UMD-Guest-Wireless SSID. If you have a U of M Internet ID or are affiliated with the University, you should use the UMD-Wireless SSID.

To access the guest wireless service:

  1. Connect your wireless client to the UMD-Guest-Wireless service.
  2. Open a web browser and read the "Guest User Rights and Responsibilities."
  3. Click "I Accept the Terms of Use" to continue.

    UMD Guest Wireless User Rights and Responsibilities

Guest accounts

Presenters, conference attendees, and other official University guests should use one of the following options for accessing wireless:

For more information or to request these accounts, please visit: Guest Access.

Classrooms

Wired: Authenticated jacks are available in each classroom on campus (requires the user to enter a University Internet ID and password to access the network). Visiting instructors or guests should consult with their sponsoring department if network access is needed.

Wireless: Authenticated wireless access is available in all classrooms on campus. For details on guest wireless access, see: Wireless network on campus.

Ballroom, Garden Room, and The Rafters

These common areas are frequently used for meetings where our customers wish to have Internet access.

Wireless: Authenticated wireless access is available in all three areas (Ballroom, Garden Room, and the Rafters). For details on guest access options, see: Wireless network on campus.

Wired: Authenticated jacks are available in all three areas (Ballroom, Garden Room, and the Rafters). These connections require the customer to enter a University Internet ID and password to gain access to the network.

Kirby Ballroom (also referred to as Ballroom A, Ballroom B, and Ballroom C)
KSC 310: Jacks labeled: A4 B1 C1
KSC 310A: Jacks labled: A1 B1
KSC 310C: Jacks labeled: A1 B1
Garden Room
KSC 326: Jack labled: A1
Meeting Room
KSC 355: Jack labled: A1
Rafters
KSC 380: Jack labled: C1

Library

The majority of the computers in the library require authentication with a University Internet ID and password to use.

However, a limited number of computers are configured and labeled for community users as well as students, on a first come first served basis. For details, see: Access to Computers in the Library.

Summer Residents (residence halls and apartments)

Guests to the University campus often wish to access the network for business or personal use.

Summer residents that do not have a University Internet ID have a number of options available for network access. For details on the types of access available and how to request access, see: Guest Access for Summer Residents.

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