Guest Wireless Instructions

 

Follow these instructions if you do not hold current Harvard wireless network authentication credentials. If you have a HUID and pin, you should be using the Harvard University wireless. (See the Network Access page for more information.) 

The Harvard Guest wireless network is only available from Central Administration supported network locations. For all other locations, contact your school's IT department for information about their local wireless access policies and procedures.

Please note that on the Harvard Guest wireless network, web-based email is available, but using a computer-based client like Outlook or Thunderbird to send email will not be allowed. All other internet services are accessible. Additionally, the Harvard Guest network speed is slower than the Harvard University wireless network. 

Instructions on how to access your device's available networks are included below. Please select your device's operating system and you will be directed to the appropriate instruction set:

Mobile Devices

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Mac OSX

  

Mobile Device Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

To get onto the Harvard Guest wireless, enter the networking settings on your device, find the list of available networks. Choose Harvard Guest from that list, and make sure you choose to "connect." Open a browser to view websites, and try to connect; shortly, you will see a screen appear that is similar to the following:

 

You will likely need to wait for a few minutes and attempt to connect to a website a few times before you see this. Tap the Guest Access button, and then wireless access should work. 

 

 

Windows XP Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

To select the Harvard Guest wireless network and be connected to the Internet, please follow the following steps on Windows XP supported devices. Note that the wireless networks appear only if your computer has a wireless network adapter installed and the adapter is turned on.

1. Click on the Start button

2. Select the Connect to option

3. Select Show all connections from the Connect to menu:

4. Select the Harvard Guest network from your list of available wireless networks (your list may have other entries but it should have Harvard Guest listed:

5. Your device should now connect to the Harvard Guest wireless network. You will see the Disabled (or Not Connected) status on the above connection list change to Enabled

6. Open your choice of browser (eg. Internet Explorer or Firefox)

7. You should now be connected to your Internet Home Page.

 

Windows Vista Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

To select the Harvard Guest wireless network and be connected to the Internet, please follow the following steps on Windows Vista supported devices. Note that the wireless networks appear only if your computer has a wireless network adapter installed and the adapter is turned on.

1. Click on the Start button and select Connect To from the menu on the right to display the Connect to a network dialog box.

2. Select Show List from the Connect to pop up, click on Wireless

3. Select the Harvard Guest network from your list of available wireless networks

4. Click Connect.

 

Windows 7 Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

To select the Harvard Guest wireless network and be connected to the Internet, please follow the following steps on Windows 7 supported devices:

1. Open Connect to a Network by right-clicking the network icon    in the notification area.

2. In the list of available wireless networks, click on Harvard Guest, and then click Connect.

 

MAC OSX Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

1. Click on the Airport icon and select Harvard Guest from the available networks.

Last modified: June 11, 2014

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