Information Services

Non-eduroam guest WiFi access

Any non-University member visiting for educational or research purposes, and who cannot use the eduroam service, may be registered to use the WiFi service by a member of staff associated with their visit to the University.

The member of staff creating the guest account must take responsibility for the network activity of their guest and must make their guest aware of the University Computing Regulations. The username and password are autogenerated with the user details and instructions displayed on the screen for local printing.

Create a guest WiFi account

Guest accounts have a maximum duration of 10 days.

If a guest expects to stay longer than this they should be assigned a UUN by the Visitor Registration System (VRS), after which they should register with the EASE authentication system and then use their Office 365 login to connect to the WiFi service.

More information on the Visitor Registration System

Connecting to the WiFi service as a guest

You may use your guest WiFi account to connect to the central WiFi network.

  • No WEP key is required.
  • Set your WiFi device to obtain an IP address and DNS server address automatically.
  • You may have to tick a box to say allow connection to an insecure network.
  • Once you have successfully connected to the "central" WiFi network, start up a web-browser on your device.
  • Your web-browser will be redirected to the log-in page. If this does not happen, try to go to
  • Log-in using the username and password you have been given.

Once you have successfully logged in to the central WiFi network you will be able to access any internet site outside the University of Edinburgh network. Access to University of Edinburgh services is restricted to the following list of servers:

You are strongly recommended to change the initial password for your guest account.

The University of Edinburgh strongly recommends the use of a personal firewall and the encryption of your data when connected to a WiFi network.

It is your responsibility to take steps to ensure that you maintain your own data protection and privacy.