From time to time, you may get questions from Lab School parents or visitors about the University's Guest network for wireless access. Parents using mobile devices for personal or business needs can "see" this Guest network and find that they cannot just hop on to the network as is the case with other public guest networks at airports, hospitals, shopping malls, etc.
For parents to get on the UC Guest network, they must be sponsored by faculty or staff members using an online portal found here. Once sponsored, the accounts will stay open for two weeks. The choice of whether or not to sponsor someone on the Guest network is yours and yours alone. Responsibilities for sponsors are listed here. Please do not send people down to IS assuming we will sponsor them. The whole point of the sponsor system is to decentralize access control for this guest service intended for short-term visitors to campus.
When there is a long-term need for wireless access for conducting school business (Parents Association officers, contractors, etc.), Rob Koontz and John Krug have been authorized by the University to create temporary, renewable access credentials lasting six months at a time. This is not the same process as the Guest network sponsorship. In these longer term, school-business related cases, it is appropriate to request these accounts from IS.
For greater detail about the Guest network, visit the UC IT Services page on this topic.