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. Once connected open up a website and try navigating to a web site, you will be redirected to for registration.
  3. Click on Request a Guest account


  4. Enter your information in the required fields:

    International visitors may enter ten 0s for a phone number if you will have access to email.
  5. To receive your guest wireless access information, you will need to have the ability to access to your email on a device already connected to the internet or receive SMS text messages on a mobile device.  Once you have submitted your Guest Access Request form, wait 2-3 minutes for one of the following:

a.   An email from


b.   A text message from


6.   Click the sign in link to be returned to the sign in page, use the login and password that have been sent to you in the steps
above to gain access.

a.   If you are already on a mobile device trying to access the network you may also click on the “One-Click URL” that’s
been sent to you.

Please note the following:

  • Your Guest wireless account will be valid for 30 days; however, you will be prompted to provide it (by logging in) every 24 hours.
  • After your Guest wireless access expires, you can apply for a new Guest wireless account using the same email address.
  • Guest wireless users will not have access to University-specific resources, but will have full access to the Internet.
  • Please be aware that traffic on the Guest wireless network is not encrypted.

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.