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Connect to the Bronco-Guest Wireless Network

Bronco-Guest is not a secure wireless network and is intended for short-term internet access for guests and friends of the University. Boise State students, faculty, and staff should instead use the eduroam WiFi network.

  • The Bronco-Guest wireless network requires you to provide a name and verify a valid email address and phone number.
  • Upon verification, you will choose to receive a text message or email with a guest username and password for accessing Bronco-Guest WiFi.
  • You must read and agree to the terms and conditions on the Sign On page before you can sign in to Bronco-Guest.
  • Your access is available for seven days and requires re-registration to continue use after that time.

Connect to Bronco-Guest

  1. Turn on your device’s wireless network function and connect to a Bronco-Guest wireless access point.
    Windows 7 – 10: Click on the Wireless Network Connection icon in the System Tray at the lower-right of your computer desktop, then left-click on the Bronco-Guest network. Click the Connect button.
    Mac: Click the AirPort (wireless) icon at the top-right on the screen and choose Bronco-Guest from the list of available wireless networks.
    Smartphones/Tablets: Open your device’s wireless network settings and choose Bronco-Guest from the list of available wireless networks.
  2. When presented with the login screen, select Click Here to Self Register for Account (or, if you have already received credentials, enter them where indicated).
  3. Create your account by entering your name, preferred email address, and phone number. Select Register.
  4. This next page displays your account information. Choose Email Me or Text Me to receive your Bronco-Guest username and password.
  5. Once you receive your login credentials by email or text, select Sign On to access the login screen and enter your Guest Username and Guest Password. Note: You must read and agree to the terms and conditions on the Sign On page before you can sign in to Bronco-Guest.
  6. Select Sign On.
  7. Your registration will be valid for 7 days. After that time, you will need to re-register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bronco-Guest

How do I register a device that does not have a web interface (e.g., game console, Apple TV, etc.)?

Use the device registration link and sign in using your regular Boise State username and password.

You will need your device’s MAC address for registration. If you don’t know the MAC address, please contact the Help Desk (see contact info below).

You may register up to five devices per person.

What other wireless options do I have?

eduroam is the University’s secure, encrypted wireless network intended for regular use by students, faculty and staff. If you aren’t a guest on campus, you should use eduroam.

Learn how to connect to the eduroam wireless network.

If I’m registering my device, does that mean Bronco-Guest is secure?

Registration is different from authentication. You won’t need to log in or be asked to enter any passwords to access Bronco-Guest with a registered device, but you will need to agree to terms and conditions and provide a valid email address and phone number in order to use the wireless network.

Bronco-Guest still remains an unrestricted and unsecured network.

I entered my email address, but didn’t receive an email.

If you selected to receive your credentials via email and did not receive an email message, check your spam folder.

You can also restart the self-registration process and choose to receive a text message with your credentials instead of an email.

If you still don’t receive an email (or are unable to receive a text message) with Bronco-Guest credentials, please contact the Help Desk (see contact info below).

How long does my Bronco-Guest registration last?

Successful registration gives you access for seven days. After that time, you will need to restart the self-registration process in order to use Bronco-Guest.

I’m trying to use eduroam, but my device keeps defaulting to Bronco-Guest.

The best way to force your device to connect to eduroam is by telling it to “forget” the Bronco-Guest network.

Please refer to the instructions for your specific device on how to forget a network, or contact the Help Desk (see contact info below).

How do I register multiple checkout or classroom devices?

Please contact the Help Desk to bulk register checkout/classroom devices (see contact info below).

Why can't I use BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is unavailable on Boise State campus networks.

Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.

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