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UNR Guest

The UNR Guest wireless signal is an ideal solution for individuals who are not affiliated with the University, but would like to access the internet from their own wireless device (such as a laptop or smartphone). This wireless signal allows access to all websites, including access to the University's online journals, books, and databases. 

The length of time the account is to last determines the method by which the account should be requested. Once you have received an account, accessing the network is simple. 

Accounts for Five Days or Fewer 

Accounts for five or fewer days, regardless of the number of accounts needed, can be created by connecting to the UNR-Guest signal and following the instructions. 

A cell phone capable of receiving SMS messages, or the ability to access email without needing to connect to a wifi signal is required. 

If there are any issues using the self-service system, contact the OIT Support Center to have the account created remotely.

Accounts for Six Days or More

Guest wireless account access for six days or more must be requested by a faculty or staff member and will go through an approval process once submitted.To avoid delays, please submit this request a week in advance of the date the access should begin. 


  • The form must be completed by the UNR employee who is sponsoring the account holder or group
  • There must be a legitimate reason for having an account for this length of time, such as for a conference or a contract worker
  • If you are requesting access for a group event, please include the number of people, location on campus, and the title/purpose of the event

This request must be approved by the Approving Authority (Dean, Director, or Department Head) of the requesting department. If the Sponsor completing the form is not also the Approving Authority, the Approving Authority will be emailed for his or her approval, then the ticket will automatically route to OIT Management for review. Once approved by OIT Management, the account will be created. Once created, the account will not be issued until the day before the access is to begin. Note: if you are requesting an account to be used by a group, only one account is created. This account can be used by the number of people requested. 

If you have any questions about the UNR-Guest network, please contact the OIT Support Center