University of Wisconsin–Madison

Guest Wireless and VPN Access (Guest NetID)

Campus departments can provide temporary wireless and VPN access to seminar attendees and others who need short-term access to UW-Madison’s campus network.

Guest NetIDs are now valid for use with the centrally supported campus wireless network and the campus VPN service, but not for any other services such as Office365, Box or Google. Please see Guest NetID for Internet and VPN access.

People with a long-term relationship with the University through a department should not use this service, please review the available avenues for getting affiliate populations access.


  • Access the university network when visiting the campus as a guest


  • Abide by UW-Madison's Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy
  • Must be requested for a guest by a UW-Madison employee

Getting started

A Guest NetID must be requested by a UW-Madison employee on behalf of the guest. If you are requesting Guest NetIDs for someone else, you will be prompted to provide your NetID and password.

Terms of use

Abide by UW System — Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy



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