Connecting to MGuest for Visitors

The MGuest Wi-Fi network provides basic free Internet service. This network does not provide encryption and is not considered secure. Accordingly, the University does not guarantee the privacy, confidentiality, or security of any communications while using this service. You should not use MGuest to send or receive sensitive information. In addition, it is allotted a limited share of network resources and is available on an ‘as available’ basis; the university does not guarantee uninterrupted or error-free service. To see what devices are currently registered to you, please visit

Intended Audience

The guest network is not intended for use by university faculty, staff, or students when engaging in University-related academic or business activities. For U-M students, faculty, staff, and users from participating “eduroam” educational institutions, the “eduroam” network delivers better performance, allows mobile devices to stay connected, provides security and encryption, and allows access to all U-M resources.


By using this resource, you agree to comply with all relevant University policies, state, and federal laws. Misuse of the network for illegal or inappropriate activities may result in disciplinary or legal action. The University is not responsible for data or content accessed or received via the MGuest network and is not liable for any injury or loss that results from the use of the service.

What are all these networks?

  • eduroam
    • The network (SSID) eduroam is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain more secure, faster Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
  • MSetup
    • This network is designed to automatically configure the wireless settings of personally owned laptops (not phones or tablets) to connect to eduroam. Please do not use this utility if your laptop is owned by the university. If you are having difficulty connecting to eduroam with a university-provided laptop, please contact the Helpdesk.
  • MGuest
    • Visitors to our campus that are not eligible to connect to eduroam can gain one day access to Internet Wi-Fi (not local UM-Flint resources such as printers). This is also the network that certain devices on campus utilize such as gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii), video/informational streaming devices (Roku, Amazon Echo/DOT/Fire sticks) and Smart TV’s. These devices must be registered before connecting to MGuest, for help on how to register these devices please click here.

Connecting to MGuest

  1. In the list of wireless networks available to your device, select MGuest.
  2. Wait a moment while your system connects. Once it is connected, you will be prompted to enter further information within the web browser to register your connection.
    • If you are not prompted automatically, launch your web browser and access any web page to be redirected.
  3. To connect as a guest user, click the Agree & Connect button.
    • You may read the Terms of Use by clicking on the drop by arrow.
  4. You will be redirected to the homepage once connected.
    • After your access has been activated, you will have 24-hours of access to MGuest before having to register your connection again.

Additional Information

To see what devices are currently registered to you please visit Faculty and staff members of the University who require assistance with connecting University-owned domain machines onto the wireless network, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123 (option 1) for assistance. If you have an active affiliation with the university and would like to connect your personal computer to our wireless network, please choose the appropriate option below:


If you have any questions or experience any issues with this article please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.


Location: 206 Murchie Science Building


Phone: (810) 762-3123


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