RPI departmental representatives may request temporary wireless access accounts, which are intended to allow visitors who do not have RCS accounts access to the secure campus wireless network.
Note that open public wireless access is available in several areas on campus: rpi_public_webauth
The benefits of using the temporary wireless accounts include:
- The temporary accounts use the primary secure wireless network, rpi_wpa2
- The accounts are easily managed. Departmental directory administers can request access to create and manage these temporary accounts.
- For any given campus location there is a limitation of about 250 simultaneous connections on the campus wireless network.
- The temporary wireless accounts will work anywhere on campus where rpi_wpa2 is broadcast.
Requests for Temporary Account Generation System (TAGS) accounts can be requested through a Support Request and should include information on how many accounts are needed, purpose, the start date, and the end date. Typically, a request should not be for more than a one-week duration with three months being the maximum. The requester will be responsible for distributing the accounts to the visitors.
Requesters should allow two business days for the accounts to be set up and e-mailed back to them. Please note that the TAGS accounts, which are not meant for long-term use and do not have mailboxes or file space associated with them, are not a replacement for RCS guest accounts. They are meant to help visitors get network connections via the rpi_wpa2 campus wireless network for a short period of time.
Please review information on Guest Account requests if you need additional access beyond WiFi is needed.