Guest Wireless Access

Williams College provides free guest wifi access. This network access is provided for the express purpose of facilitating simple Internet web communication.

Use implies agreement with all terms and conditions of appropriate behavior of our Acceptable Use Policy.
In order to connect to this network while on-campus follow these steps:

1.) On your device choose ‘Williams Guest’ SSID from the list of available networks.
Note: This is an open network (non-secure), some devices may not allow connections to an open wireless network.

Windows PC

Mac OS





2) A few seconds after your machine connects to this network a pop-up window should appear that looks like this;


We recommend trying the SMS registration option first.

Register by SMS

Enter your phone number and the correct cell provider for your phone. You will receive a text with a short code to enter in the registration portal.  Once you have completed this you will be connected to the ‘Williams Guest’ network.

If for some reason you are not able to receive texts you can also Register by E-mail

If you register by e-mail you be granted 10 minutes of internet access where you can check your e-mail. You will receive an e-mail titled “ Email activation required” asking you to confirm your registration.  If you don’t see the email please check your spam folder. Once you have confirmed, you will be connected to the ‘Williams Guest’ network.

You will have access for 12 hours. Once your registration expires, you may re-register for another 12 hours.

If you have any problems please visit our website at or visit the CET Service Desk in the Center for Educational Technology in Sawyer Library.