Connect to Brown's Secure Wireless Network

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Have a Brown username? You should connect to the secure wireless network, "Brown". This network will allow you to access most campus resources without any further access requirements such as VPN, and help keep you secure by preventing other wireless users from collecting private data from you.

Automatic Configuration Wizard

These steps will work on a computer, smartphone, or tablet:

  1. On the Brown campus, temporarily connect to the Brown-Guest wireless network
  2. Open a web browser and visit http://wifi.brown.edu
  3. Follow the wizard to automatically configure your device. You may be asked to enter your Brown username and password along the way. On an Apple computer, you may also have to enter the password for your computer since you are changing settings.
  4. After this initial configuration, in most cases, you will be automatically connected to the Brown network when in range of the network.  If not, you can manually choose Brown from your list of wireless networks. 

Manual Configuration

Do you have a device, such as a Kindle or Chromebook, that can't connect using wifi.brown.edu? Manual settings are available: Manually Connect to Brown's Secure Wireless Network - General Settings for Other Devices.

Instructions for browserless devices such as gaming systems and printers will be available soon. 

Where is Brown Wireless?

Download: Coverage Map

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