WolfieNet-Guest is  to be used by visitors of the University's West Campus to attend conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.

Who Can Use WolfieNet-Guest?

WolfieNet-Guest is to be used by visitors of the University's West Campus to attend conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. Stony Brook University also provides the secure, world-wide Eduroam service developed for the international research and education community. Visiting faculty, staff and students from participating Eduroam campuses can quickly gain Internet access when they visit Stony Brook by authenticating with their school's credentials.

Visitors to Stony Brook Medicine at the University's East Campus should contact the Hospital Help Desk by calling 444-HELP.

Visiting Faculty

Visiting Staff

Visiting Students

Requesting Access to WolfieNet-Guest

Authentication to WolfieNet-Guest will be required beginning July 1, 2015 (name, phone number, mobile carrier, email address is required to register before you are provided with a temporary username and password).

To request accounts for visitors to conferences lasting more than 72 hours, please send your sponsor request to guest_wifi_request@stonybrook.edu

WolfieNet-Guest Terms of Use

Users will be asked to agree and accept the WolfieNet-Guest Terms of Use which states the following: 

WolfieNet-Guest Terms of Use

Stony Brook University provides guest Internet service as an accommodation for periodic use of email, browsing the World Wide Web and other typical end user activities. Stony Brook does not exercise editorial control or review the content of any website, electronic mail transmission, paper printout, newsgroup, or other materials accessible over or through its Internet services and reserves the right to remove, block, filter, or restrict by any other means any materials that it determines to be illegal or that may subject SBU to liability. Use of Stony Brook's Internet services is subject to the following restrictions:

•No transmission of any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation, or threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
•No access or attempt to access the accounts of others or to penetrate or attempt to penetrate SB's security measures or another entity's computer software or hardware, including its electronic communications system.
•No collection of personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
•No reselling of SB's Internet services.
•No high volume data transfers or hosting of an access point, Web server, IRC server or any other server.

Stony Brook reserves the right to terminate any user's connection for a violation of this policy. By clicking Accept, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms of use.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log in to WolfieNet-Guest?


Students and employees with active NetIDs should use the WolfieNet-Secure wireless network, not WolfieNet-Guest. Actual guests of the University do not need to use WolfieNet-Get-Connected, they should immediately select the WolfieNet-Guest SSID.


Step 1:

To log in, connect to WolfieNet-Guest and open your web browser. You will be given a choice to register for the first time as a guest, or to enter your login credentials if you already have an existing account. If you already have a WolfieNet-Guest account, skip down to Step 5. 

This is the first screen you see in your browser.


Step 2:

If you are registering for WolfieNet-Guest for the first time, you will be directed to the network login screen. Enter your name and email address, accept the terms of use and click Register.

This is the first screen you will see in your browser.


Step 3:

A 72-hour guest account will be created for you using your email address. You will receive the confirmation screen below. To request accounts for visitors to conferences lasting more than 72 hours, please send your sponsor request to guest_wifi_request@stonybrook.edu

You will receive this confirmation when your account is created.

Step 4:

Check your email account for your password and login information.

Step 5:

Click the sign-in link and enter your email and password to start using the network. You can log in with the same information for the next 72 hours whenever you connect to WolfieNet-Guest. 

Type your username and password on this screen.

Why is the University collecting information about me?


At this time, authentication is not required to use WolfieNet-Guest. The following FAQs will only apply once authentication is enabled on July 1, 2015.

Visitors attempting to connect to the WolfieNet-Guest Wi-Fi network will be asked for their name, phone number, mobile carrier, and email address.

Why is the University collecting this information about me?

  • The University is collecting this information for internal auditing/records/statistics/analytics of the guest wireless network.

Where is this information being stored?

  • Data is being stored on secure internal servers belonging to the Division of Information Technology.

How long will this information be stored?

  • Data will be stored on a sliding time scale relevant to disk space and data volume. 

Why do we need to require Guest authentication?

  • Leaving unauthenticated wireless access facilitates anonymous access to the Internet and the downloading of unlawful content.
  • This configuration potentially leaves the University liable for copyright violations according to OCILLA safe harbor requirements.
  • This change was recommended and accepted as part of the HEOA Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Plan Review dated 4/16/2014.

What are the benefits of enabling email verification along with other identification requirements? 

  • It will deter unlawful or questionable behavior using the Stony Brook network.
  • It gives the University a method of contact for those found to be downloading copyrighted material using Stony Brook resources.
  • Doing so will encourage those with Stony Brook credentials to authenticate rather than utilize the guest network.

Additional Information

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