University Information Technology (UIT) has recently expanded Tufts’ existing wireless network service to afford better access for University visitors and guests through a new ”tufts-guest” wireless service. This “guest” wireless service will allow visitors/guests to join Tufts’ wireless service without advance registration and/or delay for activation.
Intended Audience and Use
Tufts’ guest wireless service does not require advance registration. The network is provided for visitors and short-term guests and has limited access to the Internet and our internal resources. The Tufts-guest network is not intended for long-term use and has more stringent bandwidth restrictions than wireless for registered devices. For example, the tufts-guest network could be used by conference attendees and visiting lecturers, as well as non-student or non-faculty residents.
The tufts-guest network provides general internet connectivity (web browsing, web email, vpn, etc.) similar to commercial wifi hotspots.
The tufts-guest network is rate limited for upload and download activity.
How to Connect
It is easy to connect to the tufts-guest wireless network, as it is intended to be a public service to visitors on our respective campuses. A wireless device should see the “tufts-guest” wireless network and be able to connect instantly.
A short tip-sheet explaining the service and its use is available at: http://training.uit.tufts.edu/pdftips/guestwireless.pdf