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Hantsnet Wireless - Guest access

Introduction

People working wirelessly

If you have a visitor who needs access to the internet, they can use guest access to Hantsnet Wireless.

Hantsnet Wireless provides wireless hotspots which allow you to connect wirelessly to the internet.

Can I use Hantsnet Wireless guest access?

To access the internet with guest access you will need:

  • to be near a Wireless Hotspot

  • have access to a computer, laptop or mobile device with a browser and wireless capability

  • a guest user ID and password (these are changed weekly).

 

Connect Windows XP

The following instructions cover how to connect to the wireless network for a laptop or netbook. This is general guidance, you might have to refer to your device documentation for further instructions.

  1. Switch on the laptop or netbook and make sure that wireless is switched on

  2. Your device will search for wireless networks and you will see a message similar to the one below
    Guest wireless

  3. Click on the message and a list of the available networks will be displayed
    Available networks

  4. Click on Guest.internet to select it and then on Connect
    Choose a network

  5. If you see the message below, click on Connect Anyway (don’t worry, your session will be secure as you still need to enter a password to view data, see Login tab)
    Connect anyway

  6. You will now be connected to the guest wireless network, see the following pages for information on logging in to the network.
    You are no connected

 

These instructions are taken from Windows Vista Business. The instructions might vary if you use 3rd party software to manage the wireless connection. Please consult the manufacturer instructions if you require guidance on this software.

  1. Ensure your wireless network adapter is enabled on your device
    If you require assistance with this step, please refer to the manufacturer’s manual/documentation

  2. Double click the wireless icon on the task bar to open the Connect to a Network box
    Wireless icon

  3. Select the Guest.internet

  4. Click Connect

    You might need to scroll through the options to locate the correct network

    Select network
    The warning Information sent over the network might be visible to others is normal and you should continue to connect. If you are handing sensitive information for work purposes, always use Employee.hantsnet or Employee.selfservice
    Connect anyway

  5. A status box will appear to show the network connection is being established

  6. Once the network has connected, a box showing Successfully connected to Guest.internet will be displayed

  7. You can choose to save the network if you wish to connect again at a later date
    Save the network

  8. Following a short wait, the connection will establish

  9. You might see a box top up asking to Select a location for the Guest.internet network, select Public location
    Select public location

  10. You are now connected to the wireless network and are able to launch your internet browser. See the Learn.IT sections Password and Login for further information.

 

These instructions are taken from Windows 7 Enterprise. The instructions might vary if you use 3rd party software to manage the wireless connection. Please consult the manufacturer instructions if you require guidance on this software.

  1. Ensure your wireless network adapter is enabled on your device
    If you require assistance with this step, please refer to the manufacturer’s manual/documentation

  2. Double click the wireless icon on the task bar to open the Connect to a Network box
    Wireless icon

  3. Click Guest.internet

  4. Click Connect

    You might need to scroll through the options to locate the connect network


    Choose network
    The warning Information sent over the network might be visible to others is normal and you should continue to connect. If you are handing sensitive information for work purposes, always use Employee.hantsnet or Employee.selfservice

  5. You will see a status box indicating that the network is establishing a connection
    Connecting

  6. Once the network has connected, Guest.internet will be highlighted and will show Connected next to the signal indicator
    Connected

  7. Following a short wait, the connection will establish. You might see a box top up asking to Select a location for the Guest.internet network. On this screen select Public location
    Public location

  8. You will now see a balloon titled Additional log on information may be required on the task bar. Click this balloon to open your browser and authenticate with the guest username and password. See the Learn.IT sections Password and Login for further information.

 

Connect Windows 8

The screenshots below are taken from Windows 8.1, but the steps apply to Windows 8.

  1. Click on the wireless connection icon on the bottom right hand corner of the task bar (close to the clock)
    Wireless is available

  2. A networks list will be displayed, showing available wireless networks in range.
    List of available networks

  3. Click on the network Guest.internet

  4. Click Connect. If you wish to automatically connect when in range, tick the Connect Automatically option
    Connect

  5. The screen will indicate the connection is being established
    Connecting

  6. Your internet browser will automatically be launched prompting for the guest username and password credentials. See the following pages for information on logging in to the network.

 

Connect Apple IOS (iPad & iPhone)

The screenshots below are taken from an iPad (IOS 7), but the same steps would apply to an iPhone.

  1. Tap on the Settings icon on your home screen

  2. Tap on Wi-Fi in the menu, the Wi-Fi Networks information will open

  3. A list of all the networks that your device can locate will be displayed
    Choose a network

  4. Find Guest.internet in the list and tap on it to connect to the network
    Ipad is connecting

  5. Once the wireless connection has been established, you will see a tick next to the Guest.internet network.
    You are now connected

  6. A window will automatically prompt you for the guest Username and Password credentials. See the following tab for information on logging in to the network.

 

Password

Guest password

If you want to access the internet using guest access for Hantsnet Wireless you need a username and password to login.

The username and password can be found in Hantsnet on the Wireless Guest Access Passwords page (someone with access to Hantsnet will need to get this for you, ask someone in the building or at reception for this).

Please note that the password is changed weekly.

See the next page for information on how to login.

 

Login

  1. After connecting to the guest wireless network, open your browser

  2. As soon as you try to open a website you will see the following screen
    Login

  3. Type in the guest User ID and Password (see Password)

  4. Click Login.