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.

How to Connect

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
  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. If not, you can manually choose Brown from your list of wireless networks. 

Other Devices

Instructions for browserless devices such as gaming systems and printers, or devices that can't connect to Brown, are at

Where is Brown Wireless?

Download: Coverage Map

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The following residence halls have been upgraded to take full advantage of the new wireless network; the rest will be completed over the next year. We will update this list as we make progress.

  • Champlin
  • Diman House
  • Emery
  • Goddard House
  • Marcy House
  • Minden
  • Morriss
  • Olney House
  • New Pembroke 1 and 2
  • Woolley 

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