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Wireless - Guest Network Sponsor Information

This article provides Guest Network Sponsors with instructions in order to provide guest users with access to the campus network.

The Guest Network allows faculty and full-time staff to sponsor guests on the wireless network by creating temporary accounts they may use for up to two weeks. Guests are given access to a network independent from campus resources, providing guests with convenient Wi-Fi access to surf the web and check their mail while on campus. If your guest requires access to any secure campus resources, please consider contacting your departmental Trusted Agent. Sponsorship is not available at this time to students, medical center employees, or part-time staff of the university.

Setting up a Guest

  1. Go to the Guest Network Sponsor Portal,
  2. Click the Staff/Faculty Sponsor Login button
  3. Login with your CNetID and password. Once logged in you will be placed in the "Guest Manager" application.
  4. Click on Create New Guest Account to get started with a new account.
  5. Enter the required information. The guest login ID will be their fully-qualified email address you entered when you first created the account.
  6. Make sure to review the Account Activation and Account Expiration fields and modify as you see fit.
  7. Update the Notes field if you would like to capture additional useful information about this guest account (optional).
  8. You must read and acknowledge the Sponsor Responsibilities/Terms. Check the box before you proceed.
  9. Click Create.
  10. You can also print the details directly from this page if a guest is already onsite.
  11. Or click the Email button to send the client their account information via email. If you want to receive a copy of the email make sure to update the "*Email to:" field with your valid email address next to your guest's email. Make sure to use a comma (,) to separate email addresses (,
  12. To logout of the system scroll to the bottom of the page and under "More Options", click on > Back to Main, on the next page click on Logout.
  13. Confirm that they received the information and understand the service. An article which includes instructions outlining the access and acceptable use of the Guest Network written for University of Chicago guests can be found here.

Getting Support

Support for the Sponsor and limited support for Guests are available through the ITS Service Desk. They can be reached by phone at 2-5800 (773-702-5800), email at, or at the TECHB@R on the first floor of Regenstein Library during scheduled hours.

Acceptable Use

The program is governed by the following policies to which Sponsor and Guests must agree.

  • Sponsor Agreement

    The Guest Wireless Network is available exclusively to enrich your role in fulfilling the mission of the University. The University provides guest network access on good faith that guests will not engage in any illegal or abusive actions while using the Guest Network.

    As a sponsor, you are responsible for the following:

    1. Evaluate the needs of your guest to determine whether the Guest Wireless Network is the appropriate solution. (Guests who need additional access should be referred to your area's Trusted Agent for a larger suite of services)
    2. Replace Guest Wireless Network credentials for your guests who require additional access time.
    3. Deactivate guests if they depart campus early.
    4. Familiarize yourself with the Guest Network Policy immediately below so that you can make good decisions about providing Guest Network access, and can assist your guests if they are unclear about their responsibilities and risks.
  • Guest Agreement

    1. The Guest Wireless Network is NOT SECURE and confidentiality is not guaranteed. Use at your own risk.
    2. Access to the Guest Network may be permanently revoked in cases involving illegal activity, including but not limited to child pornography, threats, harassment, copyright infringement, defamation, theft, and unauthorized access.
    3. You may not use the Guest Network to engage in conduct which interferes with others' use of guest network and/or the activities of other users. If your use is excessive, your Guest Network access may be closed without notification.
    4. The University of Chicago reserves the right to revoke access to the Guest Wireless Network at any time without notification.
The University provides guest network access on good faith that guests will not engage in any illegal or abusive actions while using the Guest Network.
Reviewed and extended expiration date to 1 year out

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Keywords:gnetid GuestNet guest-network sponsored uchicago-guest   Doc ID:55152
Owner:Rafael S.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2015-08-17 10:17 CSTUpdated:2016-08-15 08:28 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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