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Guests, Campus wireless and VPN short-term guest account FAQs
This page contains frequently asked questions about short-term guest accounts and campus networking services that are accessed through IllinoisNet and the campus VPN server.
This page answers the most frequently asked questions about the use of guest accounts in conjunction with campus wireless and the campus VPN. For a more detailed overview, see Short-Term Network Guest Accounts and VPN Access.
Any student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can create two short-term accounts for three days. Authorized guest account registrars can create more accounts for different durations. If you are attending a campus conference, your conference organizer will be responsible for creating and distributing guest accounts that are valid for the duration of your conference.
Your guest account name will resemble vpnguest1#. Your password will be automatically generated by the Guest Accounts web interface. If you lose or forget your password, ask the person who created your account to log in to the web interface and generate a new password for you.
You can use a guest account to access the campus network and/or the Internet from campus wireless
You can authenticate yourself through either IllinoisNet or the campus VPN with your guest account.
You should contact the individual who gave you your guest account. He or she can log in to the guest account web interface to check to see if your login has expired or Technology Services Security has needed to disable your account.
Important: Before creating a new guest account for a user who has been disabled by Technology Services Security, you should contact the Technology Services Help Desk to determine what the cause of the problem was and how to correct it. If your guests continue to cause security problems, Technology Services Security will disable your ability to create new guest accounts.