UofM Guest is the network that parents, alumni, and other visitors to the University should use while they are on campus.
If you are a current student, faculty, or staff member you should connect to eduroam. If you are no longer in any of those roles but had previously connected to eduroam, you will need to contact the Technology Helpline for assistance.
NOTE: The University of Minnesota's data networks are currently in the process of being upgraded. This article refers to connecting to the "UofM Guest" network still being used across most of the Twin Cities campuses; if you are trying to connect to "UofM-Guest" instead of "UofM Guest", see the WiFi: Guest Access article.
Connecting to UofM Guest
On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all wifi networks that are in range.
Select UofM Guest from the list of available WiFi networks.
A web browser will automatically open to a network authentication page. This page explains the terms and conditions you agree to by using the guest WiFi.
If it does not automatically open:
Open a web browser (e.g., Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer).
Your web browser will direct you to a login page.
If the browser opens to a security warning:
Click the option to proceed anyway
Enter a valid email address and click Connect.
If you are unable to connect to the UofM Guest WiFi, please contact the Technology Helpline for help.
Please keep in mind that this service is "best effort." It offers no encryption and is limited in bandwidth and capacity.