How to connect to a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot

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Shaw Go WiFi provides you with a Shaw Internet experience beyond the home. As a Shaw Internet customer, you can access a huge network of super-fast WiFi locations all over your city for no additional cost. So you can stay connected, whether you're sipping a latte, waiting for a train, or even working out at the gym. Once you register your mobile devices on Shaw Go WiFi, they will automatically connect every time you enter a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot. Please watch the following video to learn more about connecting to a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot.

 

Shaw Go WiFi Easy Device Registration

 

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How to Connect your Device to Shaw Go WiFi

 

Connect a Device with Shaw ID

You can register your devices on the Shaw Go WiFi by connecting to your Shaw WiFi network at home. Once connected to your Shaw Wireless Modem, your phone, tablet, or laptop will use your modems account information to help you register. 

 

  1. Enable WiFi on your device
  2. Open your WiFi Settings
  3. Connect to your home wireless internet
  4. Visit https://www.shaw.ca/wifi/get-started/ on Shaw.ca
  5. Enter your Shaw ID and Password.
    Shaw ID Information
  6. Assign a Device name and Contact email.
    Name a Device
  7. Accept the Terms of Use
  8. Tap Register this device
    • If you have reached the limit of registered devices allowed by your Internet plan, you will be given the option to replace one of your registered devices with the device you are registering
    • If your device supports the Hotspot 2.0 standard, your device will ask to install the ShawPasspoint profile, which will automatically connect your device to ShawPasspoint and ShawOpen networks without the need to complete any of the next steps
  9. You will now be taken to a page confirming successful registration

 

Once you enter into a WiFi hotspot:

  1. Enable WiFi on your device
  2. Open your WiFi settings
  3. Select the ShawOpen network


You are now connected to Shaw Go WiFi. Your device will now automatically connect to other ShawOpen hotspots when you are within range.

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Connect a Device using your Shaw Email Address

Using your Email address is the fastest and most convenient way to connect to Shaw Go WiFi.

 

To find a Shaw go WiFi Hotspot, visit Hotspots on Shaw.ca to locate the closest one. 

 

Once you enter into a WiFi hotspot:

  1. Enable WiFi on your device
  2. Open your WiFi settings
  3. Select the ShawOpen network
  4. Sign in using your @shaw.ca email address and password.
  5. Name your device.


You are now connected to Shaw Go WiFi. Your device will now automatically registered to your account and will connect to other ShawOpen hotspots when you are within range.

Related: Manage Shaw Go WiFi Devices in My Account

Did You Know

 

You can also register devices using the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

 

Learn More: Shaw Go WiFi Finder App 

                                

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Connect a Device without using a Shaw Email Address

You can register your devices on the Shaw Go WiFi by connecting to your Shaw WiFi network at home. Once connected to your Shaw Wireless Modem, your phone, tablet, or laptop will use your modems account information to help you register. 

 

  1. Enable WiFi on your device
  2. Open your WiFi Setings
  3. Connect to your home wireless internet
  4. Visit https://www.shaw.ca/wifi/get-started/ on Shaw.ca
  5. Enter your Device name and Contact email.
  6. Read and Accept the Terms of Use
  7. Tap Register this device
    • If you have reached the limit of registered devices allowed by your Internet plan, you will be given the option to replace one of your registered devices with the device you are registering
    • If your device supports the Hotspot 2.0 standard, your device will ask to install the ShawPasspoint profile, which will automatically connect your device to ShawPasspoint and ShawOpen networks without the need to complete any of the next steps
  8. You will now be taken to a page confirming successful registration

 

Once you enter into a WiFi hotspot:

  1. Enable WiFi on your device
  2. Open your WiFi settings
  3. Select the ShawOpen network


You are now connected to Shaw Go WiFi. Your device will now automatically connect to other ShawOpen hotspots when you are within range.

 

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