UCCS-Guest is an open (unsecure) wireless network which does not require any username or password to join - similar to your experience at a coffee shop. This network does not provide full access to on-campus resources. It does offers basic http and https access (for general web browsing), but does not offer access to on-campus resources such as Columbia or Enterprise drives. Advanced functionality is limited (some ports and applications are blocked). If you are a guest visiting campus and only need basic internet access, you can use this network. If you require access to on-campus resources, or would prefer to use a secured wireless network, you will need to register for a guest account (details below).
Once you connect to this network, launch a web browser and you will be prompted with a Captive Portal were you can choose from several options. The two main options are outlined below. Click each header for more detailed information.
- Single-click Access - This option is an easy way to quickly get internet access to resources on the world wide web for a single day. The Single Click Access is designed for temporary, day visitors to campus. Some ports are blocked for security reasons and data usage is capped. When you choose this option, you stay on the UCCS-Guest network, and no username or password is needed. This option provides you basic internet access.
- Guest Account - You can use this option to request a temporary username and password from OIT that can then be used to join the UCCS-Wireless network. These temporary accounts are active for a week from the point in time they are created, and can be used to log in to the UCCS-Wireless network (which is secure) in order to gain Internet access. The username and password for these temporary accounts can be delivered to the guest either by email, or through a text message to their phone. Additionally, guests accounts can be obtained by visiting the Office of Information Technology Help Desk. For hours and location see the Get Help page.