The guest portal is available to sponsored guests of WPI employees or events. The overall operation is similar to using many public "hotspot" networks, such as at a cafe or hotel. A username and password is required to access this network. Most departments have a staff member who may provision the username and password. It may also be provisioned by WPI ITS via the request form (linked in the top right under Actions), particularly if needed for a large event and/or duration longer than three days.
WPI IT requires the following information for processing Sponsored Guest Wireless passes:
- Requests must be submitted at least two business days prior to the event.
- Sponsor (faculty or staff member) name and contact information.
- Event name.
- Requested username. This is the username guests will use to log in using the Sponsored Guest Wireless pass.
- Length of event (dates of event).
Information Technology will take this information and create a Sponsored Guest Pass. Credentials will be sent to the event sponsor to share with the visitors.