Technology & Innovation is responsible for facilitating college-wide technology strategy and planning, leading technology-driven innovations, and managing the college's technology systems and services.
Guest Wireless Network
Davidson College provides unencrypted wireless access to the Internet for use by visitors and guests of the college and participants in non-academic college events and programs. Use of this network is provided "as is." Read the college's Guest Wireless Access Acceptable Use Policy.
Davidson Guest Network FAQ
How long can I use Davidson Guest?
Access to Davidson Guest automatically ends after 24 hours of connection. After 24 hours, you can reconnect to the network for an additional block of 24 hours.
What can I do from Davidson Guest?
You should be able to use common Internet resources, encrypted and unencrypted, and connect to a variety of business and entertainment destinations. For connectivity back to your place of business, we have tested Cisco IPSEC and Cisco AnyConnect VPN solutions; Microsoft and Citrix remote desktop connection; Google and Windows Live email platforms; and Microsoft's Outlook Anywhere and ActiveSync services. Any services outside this list have not been tested.
What can't I do from Davidson Guest?
The guest network is a shared resource and we do not set aside bandwidth for our guests to view streaming entertainment feeds such as Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. If Davidson Guest usage is heavy, your experience using these sites may be less than ideal.
What kinds of devices will work?
No devices are specifically blocked from using Davidson Guest. Most computers running MacOS and Windows OS, tablets and smartphones using iOS and AndroidOS as well as Windows smartphones are compatible with this network. However, Davidson College does not guarantee your specific device(s) will work on Davidson Guest.
What else should I know?
Please be aware that other guests on this network may not be running the latest operating system patches, anti-virus software, and other protections again typical computer maladies. Davidson College is not responsible if you acquire a virus, malware, or if your system becomes compromised by another user of the network.