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How to connect to guest WLAN


In order to access the ESMT WLAN (wireless network) as a guest you must follow the instructions below.

Before you start:

  • You need a WLAN capable laptop.
  • You need an ESMT account. (Event participants should receive account information from event organizers.)
  • Your internet browser must not have a fixed proxy configuration.

Steps to connect:

  1. Switch on your WLAN.
  2. Select the WLAN with the name esmt-guest
  3. Open your internet browser and try to visit any web page.
  4. WLAN Login A login screen should automatically appear.
  5. Enter the username and password that you received with your event information. (Program managers can request event accounts through the room and facilities reservation process.)

Common problems:

Proxy server configuration

The ESMT Guest WLAN is like most public WLAN networks and does not require a proxy server configuration. Sometimes corporate laptops must be reconfigured to bypass their proxy configuration to function on the ESMT Guest WLAN.

Note: The following instructions require that you have administrative rights to change internet browser configurations on your computer. If you do not have administrator rights, there is no solution to the problem.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox and select Tools > Options.
  2. select Advanced > Network > Settings.
  3. In the Connection Settings window, select No proxy (sometimes listed as Direct connection to the Internet).
  4. Click OK to accept the configuration changes.
  5. Close and reopen Firefox.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select Tools > Internet options.
  3. Select Connections > LAN settings.
  4. Uncheck all fields.
  5. Click OK to accept the configuration changes.
  6. Close and reopen Internet Explorer.

VPN connection is active and routing all traffic through its gateway

Corporate VPN connections can sometimes interfere with internet browsing on the ESMT Guest Wireless network. If you are having problems browsing the internet and you are connected to your corporate VPN, try disconnecting from VPN before using an internet browser.

Published by Andrew Olson on Tuesday, 22. June 2010
(last updated 6 years 50 weeks ago)