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How do I get guest access to UVa's wireless network?


Temporary access to the UVa wireless network is available to guests of the University. Access to UVa's unsecured wireless network "Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless" is available throughout the Health Sciences Library and academic areas of the University. Temporary access (one, three, seven or twenty eight days) is available to guests of the University. 

Step by Step: 
  1. In the Health Sciences Library, visit the Library Service Desk. Indicate that you are a guest at the University requesting temporary wireless access.
  2. The Service Desk staff will generate a temporary passcode for you using the Guest Wireless Passcode site.
  3. On your computer, locate and connect to the open wireless network Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless, just as you would connect to a public wireless network in a coffee shop or an airport. See ITS's instructions for connection tips specific to your operating system.
  4. Once you are connected to Welcome_to_UVa_Wireless, open a Web browser, and you will automatically be directed to the guest login page. Under ...Guests of the University, click Continue.

  5. Under Short-Term Guest Access, enter the passcode generated for you by the Service Desk in the Passcode box, your name and email / phone, then click Log In. You will need to enter the passcode each time you connect to wireless for the duration of your guest access.

  • For more information or to request a consultation, contact the Service Desk at (434) 924-5444.
  • For help with wireless computing elsewhere at UVa, contact ITS at (434) 924-HELP (924-4357) or online.