Wireless access is available for approved guests of the university. This service
provides Internet access and limited access to on-campus web sites. Only publicly available
sites are available via guest access, so if resources are needed that are not reachable to users
on networks off of campus (without the use of
), then guest access will not meet your needs.
Who Gets Access
Guest wireless access is available for companies or individuals that are providing a service to the University.
Access requests must be submitted by an employee (sponsor) of the University that is responsible for the guest(s)
while on campus. Access is also provided for members of conferences hosted by the University. The University employee
organizing a conference is responsible for providing a list of members at least one week in advance. Required
information is listed in the Getting Access section below.
The sponsor should contact
at 417-836-4765 for access.
Please be ready to provide the following information:
- Name of guest
- Company or organization
- Phone number
- Email address
- Purpose of visit
- Duration of requested access
The request for guest access must
be validated by a University employee or
department. Please see Wireless Access Activation
for more information.
How to connect
Once approved, connecting to the guest wireless network is a breeze.
Start by turning on the wireless radio on your laptop or mobile device.
Bring up the list of available wireless connections and connect to the open 'guest'
After you are connected open your web browser and attempt to navigate to any web
site. You will be redirected to a guest wireless login page where you can enter
the User ID and Password issued to you by Telecommunication Services or your event
Upon completing the login you will be redirected to the original website you requested.
You are now connected to the guest wireless network and may now use the internet as
Unlike other wireless networks at Missouri State, the 'guest' wireless network is
not secured. It is an easy matter for others to intercept network traffic and watch
activity such as web browsing, instant messaging and e-mail. To prevent this, make
sure that sensitive data is secured in another way. For web sites, the browser should
indicate that the page is secure by an icon of a lock or a key and the web address
should start with 'https://'.
Where available, we highly recommend using VPN to connect to sensitive off-site
Faculty, staff, and students
Guest wireless access is not intended for current students, faculty, or staff of
the university. Please see the University Access
page for more information.