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Wireless Internet Access

The Medical Center’s wireless network is accessible throughout the Library. Medical students and Physician Assistant students have WFBMC-issued laptops, and logging on with their MEDCTR username and password should get them on the Academic network. They should contact the Academic Computing Lab on the E-Floor with problems accessing the network.

All non-WFBMC-issued devices (including Graduate students and Reynolda campus students) will need to use the Guest Network. The Guest Network is not secure - do not transmit confidential information via the guest network. The Guest Network does not have access to printers; users will need to transfer their work to Library computers to print.

Guest Network Users need to click Accept on the Terms of Service Screen before they will be able to access any network/internet resources: 

Accessing Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Public Network From Your Wireless Device

The WFBMC provides Internet access points at no charge throughout the medical center for guests with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals. You will be able to access the Internet from your wireless device when sitting within range of an access point. Guests are expected to use the wireless acess in a legal and responsible manner. By using this wireless access network, the user acknowledges that he/she is subject to, and agrees to abide by all laws, and all state and federal rules and regulations applicable to Internet use.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Guests will need a notebook/laptop computer or other device equipped with a wireless card that supports the WiFi standard.

WFBMC assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment.

Security Considerations

Wireless access is by nature an insecure medium. As with most guest wireless networks, any information beings sent or received over the WFBMC wireless network could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords and any other sensitive personal information while using any public wireless access point.

Anyone using the WFBMC wireless network is forewarned that there can be no expectation of privacy when using the wireless network. Users assume all associated risks and agree to hold harmless WFBMC and its employees for any personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to users' hardware or software due to the electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices, as well as staying up-to-date with applicable OS security patches.


WFBMC is providing wireless connectivity in this facility as a guest service and offers no guarantees that any use of the wireless connection is in any way secure, or that any privacy can be protected when using this wireless connection. Use of this wireless connection is entirely at the risk of the user, and WFBMC is not responsible for any loss of any information that may arise from the use of the wireless connection, or for any loss, injury, or damages resulting from the use of the wireless connection.


By accepting the Guest Network User Agreement, you are entering into a binding agreement.

Note: Guest Network Users may see a "Security Certificate" error message - this is not uncommon. Click Continue.

Mac users:Switch DHCP to AUTO
Tap Settings (gear icon), Network, then go to the Wi-Fi section. Tap the blue, right-facing arrow next to the WFUBMCGUEST Wi-Fi network, then tap DHCP. In the HTTP Proxy section, select “Auto.” You don’t need to enter any additional information.

For more information about this error or wireless services, please contact the IS Help Desk at 716-HELP (6-4357). 

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