Wi-Fi for Guests at UB

Operating System: All

Applies To: Visitors to UB

Last Updated: April 9, 2020

Connecting to a Guest Wi-Fi Network

UB provides access via a browser for guests.

Method 1: Use Facebook or Google

Facebook or Google logins are great for a quick connection to a Web browser. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

Login as Guest.

1. Select UB Connect from the available Wi-Fi networks on your device.

2. Open a Web browser. The Connect to a UB Network screen will appear.

3. Click Login as Guest.

Click Facebook or Google and log in with your Facebook or Google credentials.

4. Click the Facebook or Google icon on the screen.

5. Enter your Facebook or Google credentials as indicated, then click Log In.

6. A window from UB Aruba CPPM Captive Portal will appear. Click Continue.  

Method 2: Create a Guest Account

Connecting with a registered guest account is ideal for guests who need sessions that last longer than 30 minutes.

Click Sign up for an account.

1. Select UB Connect from the available Wi-Fi networks on your device.

2. Open a Web browser and go to https://clearpass-portal1.cit.buffalo.edu/guest/Guest_Login.php.

3. On the UB Network: Guest Account Login screen, click Sign up for an account

Enter your name and non-UB email address in their respective fields. Click I accept the terms of use, then click Create Account.

4. Enter:

  • Your first and last name in the Your Name field.
  • Your non-UB email address in the Email Address field.

5. Check the box to accept the terms of use.

6. Click Create Account.

Enter your guest username and password in their respective fields, then click Log In. If you need to connect for a longer period of time, click Register this device, then log in using your username and password and enter the device and its mac address and click Create Device.

7. A browser will open. You have 30 minutes to check your email for your password so you can log in.

8. Go to https://clearpass-portal1.cit.buffalo.edu/guest/Guest_Login.php.

9. Decide how long you need to connect:

  • 30  minutes or less:
    1. Enter your email address in the Username field.
    2. Enter the password sent to your email in the Password field.
    3. Click Log In.
  • Up to 6 months:
    1. Click Register This Device.
    2. Enter:
      • Your email address in the Username field.
      • The guest password sent to your email in the Password field.
    3. Click Log In.
    4. Enter a unique name for your device, such as Jane Doe's Macbook.
    5. If the MAC Address is not filled in, enter the MAC Address for your device.
    6. Click Create Device.

Connecting to eduroam

Visitors whose schools participate in eduroam can connect to eduroam at UB. Configure your device while still at your school. Once at UB:

  1. Select eduroam from the available Wi-Fi networks.
  2. Log in using your school email address and password.

Contact your school's IT support for help using eduroam at UB, not UB's IT support.

You are bound by the host institution's network and security policies. Some services may not be available if they rely on something prohibited or blocked by UB. eduroam is a secure Wi-Fi network.

Common Questions

How can I find my device's MAC Address?

All devices are different. For most devices, you can Google Find MAC Address and your device, e.g. Find MAC Address iPad, for instructions on how to find your device's MAC Address.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.