Connect to Brown's Wireless Network

Have a Brown username? You should connect to the secure wireless network, "Brown". This network will allow you to access most campus resources without any further access requirements such as VPN, and help keep you secure by preventing other wireless users from collecting private data from you.

How to Connect

These steps will work on a computer, smartphone, or tablet:

  1. Within range of Brown wifi, temporarily connect to the Brown-Guest wireless network.
  2. Open a web browser and visit
  3. Follow the wizard to automatically configure your device. You may be asked to enter your Brown username and password along the way. On an Apple computer, you may also have to enter the password for your computer since you are changing settings.
  4. After this initial configuration, in most cases, you will be automatically connected to the Brown network. If not, you can manually choose Brown from your list of wireless networks. 

Other Devices

Instructions for browserless devices such as gaming systems and printers, or devices that can't connect to Brown, are at

Where is Brown Wireless?

Download: Coverage Map

Wireless Upgrade Progress

A list of upgraded and in-progress residence halls and buildings can be found in our article Progress Of Campus Wireless Upgrades

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