2016 Summer School on Fractal Geometry and Complex Dimensions

Internet Connectivity: Cal Poly Guest Wi-Fi Access

Step 1

Open the list of wireless networks and find CalPolyGuest:

Step 2

If you are trying to connect to CalPolyGuest from a mobile device, the login page will appear automatically (on laptop devices, you will be redirected to the login page when you open a browser and attempt to navigate to any URL):

Step 3

Assuming you have not yet registered for a guest account, follow the 'Need an account?' link, which will take you the registration page:

Step 4

After entering values in all required fields and clicking 'Register', you will see the receipt page:

Step 5

After clicking 'Log in', you will be taken back to the login page:

Step 6

After logging in, you will be taken to the Cal Poly home page:

Step 7

To complete the process, you must open the confirmation e-mail and follow the 'Please click Here' link while logged in during the 15-minute grace period:

Step 8

You will be taken back to the receipt page where you can click 'Confirm' to fully enable the account:

Step 9

After clicking 'Confirm', the process is complete and the account is active:

Note: The confirmation step can take up to 30 seconds.


  • Symptom: A certificate warning appears when you open your browser immediately after the initial connection to CalPolyGuest and before registering your account.
    • Solution: This happened because you were trying to access a secure website (https:) before registering. Go to www.calpoly.edu to register your account.
  • Symptom: After entering your credentials on the login page and clicking the ‘Log In’ button, you are directed to a blank login page without a message telling you what is wrong.
    • Solution: This happens because the account expired. Re-register the account.