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Connect to the Network

If you’re a Stanford affiliate and need to connect to university computing resources or networks from off-campus, you can use the Stanford Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.

Faculty and Staff

iOS Mobile Devices

Recommended: Stanford Mobile Device Management (MDM)

  1. Read about and install MDM.

Optional: Stanford Network Self-Registration (SNSR)

  1. Read Stanford’s Computing and Network Usage Policies and be willing to abide by them.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, follow step-by-step instructions to register and connect using the device’s built-in web browser.

Android, Windows Mobile, Other Mobile

Stanford Network Self-Registration (SNSR)

  1. Read Stanford’s Computing and Network Usage Policies and be willing to abide by them.
  2. Follow step-by-step instructions to register and connect using the device’s built-in web browser.

Mac Laptops and Desktops

Stanford Network Self-Registration (SNSR)

  1. Read Stanford’s Computing and Network Usage Policies and be willing to abide by them.
  2. Follow the step-by-step instructions to register and connect using your preferred web browser.

Windows Laptops and Desktops

Stanford Network Self-Registration (SNSR)

  1. Read Stanford’s Computing and Network Usage Policies and be willing to abide by them.
  2. Follow the step-by-step instructions to register and connect using your preferred web browser.

Students

Student Residents: In-room Connections

Student Residents: Wireless Connections

Phone or tablet

Laptop or desktop

Visitors

Self-registration

Self-registration on the Stanford Visitor wireless network is the quickest and easiest way to connect:

  1. Select the SSID Stanford Visitor from your device's list of available wireless networks.
  2. Open a browser and load any URL; you will be redirected to an access page (on a mobile phone, the access page should open automatically).
  3. Click the button to acknowledge the terms of use. Your browser will be sent to a confirmation page and from there you can get online.

NOTE: You must be affiliated with Stanford to register and connect to the campus-wide hard-wired (Ethernet) network.

Wireless Guest Accounts

With a Wireless Guest Account, sponsorship and advance setup are required but access is less restricted and your connection may be faster than on the Stanford Visitor network.

NOTE: You must be affiliated with Stanford to register and connect to the campus-wide hard-wired (Ethernet) network.