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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 network. (See the students network access page or the faculty/staff network access page for more information.)

The Harvard Guest wireless network is only available from HLS supported network locations. For all other locations, contact the local location specific 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 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:

Guess Access Login Screen for Wireless

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.

Wireless Guest Access Button

 

 

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 the Start button and select Connect To from the menu on the right to display the Connect to a network dialog box.Windows Vista Start Menu
  2. Select Show List from the Connect to pop up, then click Wireless.Windows Vista Connection Options
  3. Select the Harvard Guest Network from your list of available wireless networks.Windows Vista Select a Network
  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.Windows 7 Network Icon This is most commonly found in the lower right area of the screen.
  2. In the list of available wireless networks, click on Harvard Guest, and then click Connect.

Windows 8 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 8 supported devices:

  1. If you are in the Windows tiles screen, click on the tile labeled “Desktop”
  2. Open Connect to a Network by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area.Windows 7 Network Icon This is usually in the lower right part of the screen.
  3. In the list of available wireless networks, click on Harvard Guest, and then click Connect.

Windows 10 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 10 supported devices:

  • Open Connect to a Network by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area.Windows 7 Network Icon This is most commonly found in the lower right area of the screen.
  • In the list of available wireless networks, click on Harvard Guest, and then click Connect.

 

Mac OS X Steps to Access Harvard Guest Wireless

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

Mac OSX Available Networks screen