Connecting to Virginia Tech's Wireless Networks on Public Computers and Shared Devices


I want to connect to the Virginia Tech wireless network to access the Internet on a public computer, such as in a computer laboratory, or on a mobile device that was temporarily loaned to me. How do I access the wireless network without the computer or device storing my credentials?


  1. Connect your computer or device to the VirginiaTech SSID.

        Image of the VirginiaTech SSID highlighted in the Windows network list

  2. Start a Web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

  3. Go to any non-secure URL - something that starts with "http" instead of "https". You will be redirected to a Virginia Tech wireless access page and shown buttons for guests and for Virginia Tech affiliates. 
    (If you are not redirected, verify that the URL starts with "http" instead of "https".)

  4. Click the Student/Faculty/Staff button.

    Image of the Student/Faculty/Staff button to the right of the Guest button and highlighted

  5. In the Can't use eduroam? box click the try connecting to VirginiaTech link.

  6. In the VT PID text box, type your VT Username.

  7. In the Network Password text box, type your network password.
    (If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions at Change or Reset Network Password.)

    Image of the VT PID, Network Password, and Log In button highlighted

  8. Click the Log In button.

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