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Connecting Guests to the Colgate Network

Visitors may connect to the ColgateGuest WiFi SSID. The guest network is a free, unencrypted wireless network for visitors to the campus.

On the guest network, users have access to:
  • Web browsing (http and https)
  • Standard e-mail protocols (imap, pop3 and smtp)
  • VPN protocols
Other protocols are not supported. If you are a vendor visiting Colgate and need specialized access for a demo, please arrange that within 24 hours of your visit with your contact.

Connecting Using a Mobile Device

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All mobile devices differ. Below are two examples of common devices, an iPad and an Android tablet.

On the iPad, choose the "Settings" app located on the first home screen.



Next, select Wi-Fi in the left-hand menu.



Then, choose "ColgateGuest" under "Choose a Network..." on the right. After you select ColgateGuest, an Acceptable Use page will pop up. If you wish to connect, select the "I Accept" button.



You will then be redirected to the Colgate University homepage. You can click the blue, "Done" button in the upper-right. You are now connected to the ColgateGuest WiFi network. 

On an Android tablet, find the Wi-Fi settings section under your Settings app. Choose the "ColgateGuest" SSID and connect. You should then be presented with the Acceptable Use policy page after launching your device's browser. Click "I Accept" to connect. You will be redirected to the Colgate University homepage. You are now connected to the ColgateGuest WiFi network.

Connecting using a laptop:

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To connect to the ColgateGuest WiFi network using a laptop, choose the "ColgateGuest" network from your menu bar in Mac OS X or under the Network Settings in the Control Panel in Windows.




On some systems, you may be immediately prompted with the Acceptable Use policy, on others, you will need to launch a new browser session by opening your browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer). 

You will then be prompted to accept the disclaimer and redirected to the Colgate University homepage. You are then connected to the ColgateGuest WiFi network.