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Connecting to MGuest

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is for the benefit of users not affiliated with the university, but require temporary access to the Internet while on our campus. All faculty, staff, and students should use eduroam or Setup your Wireless for the best wireless experience.

Please note: The MGuest network SSID does not support streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, or streaming of any kind.

 

Requirements

We have created this guide as a general support for all operating systems.

 

What are all these networks?

  • eduroam
    • The network (SSID) eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
  • Setup your Wireless
    • This is only to help people with Laptops (not phones or tablets) get automatically configured properly to connect to eduroam. If you have a university owned laptop (such as PT student issued laptops) DO NOT use this.
      • Setup your Wireless is not available in Riverfront.
  • MGuest
    • Every Wi-Fi device owned by NON-UM-Flint affiliates can gain one day access to Wi-Fi.  Also, once game consoles are registered, they can connect to MGuest for one year. Game consoles can never connect to MWireless because of the advanced security used.
    • This SSID does not support streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, youtube, or streaming of any kind.
  • MWireless
    • Many Wi-Fi devices owned by UM-Flint currently connect to MWireless.  If you are using a domain-connected laptop configured for single sign-on, this is the SSID they are likely currently configured to use.

 

Connecting to MGuest

  1. In the list of wireless networks on your computer, select MGuest.
  2. Wait a moment while your system connects. Once connected, you will be prompted to enter further information in your web browser to register your connection.
  3. To connect as a guest user, click the Sign Up button.

    Step1

  4. On the next page fill out all of the requested information and accept the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy.

    Step2_2     Step3

    You can choose to receive an email to activate your guest account or an SMS message (text message) with an activation code.

    1. If you choose to receive an email you will be granted a 10 minute grace period to navigate to your email and activate your guest account.
    2. If you choose to receive an SMS message (text message) you will be prompted for the code from the SMS message (text message) in order to activate your guest account.
  5. After your account has been activated you will have 12-hours of access to MGuest before needing to register your account again.
    Step4     Step6

 

Troubleshooting

“I did not receive an activation code. What happened?”

Please verify that you have a steady cellular connection. If you have a steady connection and still cannot get the activation code, please try restarting this process and choose the email option.

If the above does not resolve the issue, please stop into the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

Locations: 206 Murchie Science Building or 3174 William S. White Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123
Email: itshelpdesk@umflint.edu

 

Additional Information

Faculty and staff members of the university who require assistance with connecting university-owned domain machines onto the wireless network, please contact the help desk at 810-762-3123 for assistance.

If you have an active affiliation with the university, and would like to connect your personal computer to our wireless network, please choose the appropriate option below:

If you do not have an active affiliation with the university, and would like to have temporary access to the wireless network on campus, please connect to MGuest. For future information regarding this process, please click here.

Game consoles at the university require registration prior to connecting to the network. For further information on connecting your console to MGuest please click here.


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