Service Summary

There are two ways guests of university faculty, staff, and students can connect to Mason's Wi-Fi network:

  • GUEST Network: Self-register for guest internet access over Mason’s Wi-Fi network.
  • EDUROAM: Connect to the eduroam network using the credentials from their home institution if their institution participates in the eduroam service.

Service Offerings

Eduroam

Eduroam is a worldwide wireless access service, which was developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain wireless access service (authenticated and encrypted) when visiting other participating institutions. A listing of institutions in the United States and around the world (more than 50 countries) that participate in eduroam can be found on the eduroam.org website.

Guest Network Access

Guests of university faculty, staff, and students can self-register for internet access over Mason’s Wi-Fi network. Guest accounts are active for a period of seven days from first use and are supported on three concurrently connected devices. Account information is emailed directly to guests via email with the option to also be sent via text.

The guest network allows only limited access to Mason’s network and internet resources. It allows access to web services, authenticated email services, and IPSec VPNs. The university offers the service of basic guest network access and has no guarantee of service quality.

Guests visiting from other universities that participate in the eduroam service are recommended to connect to this network using the credentials from their home institution.