Boston University’s wireless network is available for use by guests visiting the University. Please note:

  • As of January, 2015, all guests are available to use BU Guest wireless without sponsorship.
  • Personal wireless access points are prohibited on the BU network because they interfere with network traffic.

Accessing the BU Guest wireless network

The BU Guest network allows visitors to access the Internet through BU’s wireless network.

To access BU Guest (unencrypted): 

    1. Connect to the network called “BU Guest (unencrypted) from your list of available networks.

      Choose Wifi Network
    2. You will be directed to the Guest Sign In page.

Requesting A Guest Account

Selecting the New Guest Sign In page will direct you to the Request A Guest Account page

  1. Enter your information in the required fields:

  • A message stating your request has been approved will appear on the screen. Your new login information will be sent to you in both a text message and an email

Returning Guests

Activating Expired Guest Accounts

  1. In the case that your Guest Account account has expired, you will receive the below error message.  Select the Click Here button to begin the reactivation process.
  2. Enter your email address and select the Resend Password button.
  3. A message stating your request has been approved will appear on the screen. Your new password will be sent to you in both a text message and an email.

Accessing the eduroam network

Wireless access is also available to eduroam participants at several locations on campus, including the George Sherman Union (GSU), Mugar Library, the Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street), and the Math & Computer Science building (111 Cummington Mall).

If you are an eduroam participant visiting in one of those locations (and your computer or device is already configured to use eduroam) you will not need to connect to the BU Guest network, although you are certainly welcome to use it instead, following the instructions above.