ShawPasspoint is an improved method for connecting to WiFi hotspots as part of the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 Specification. The new ShawPasspoint SSID allows for easier registration by installing a profile on your device. This allows you to register for Shaw Go WiFi from any location with an Internet connection, without having to be physically near a hotspot or needing to lookup the MAC address of your device.
Did You Know?
SSID (Server Set Identifier) is also referred to as a network name because it is the name that identifies a wireless (WiFi) network. When you set up your WiFi network, the SSID is the name that you give your network.
ShawPasspoint is a new SSID we've released as part of our ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional Shaw Go WiFi experience. “Passpoint” is an improved method for connecting to WiFi hotspots as part of the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 Specification. This makes registering and connecting to Shaw Go WiFi easier than ever when using a supported device. See Key Points & Features below for a breakdown of what's new, and check outFrequently Asked Questionsfor more information and troubleshooting tips.
Key Points & Features
Simplified sign-up experience
Use theGet Connectedpage at Shaw.ca to register for Shaw Go WiFi without physically visiting a hotspot, or having to find and enter the MAC address of your device
When registering from home, the website will automatically fill in your account information - this makes getting set up for Shaw Go WiFi easier than ever
At launch, only Apple devices running iOS 8 or later will be supported
The ShawOpen SSID will remain in place and will still be available, running alongside ShawPasspoint
All Apple devices using iOS 8 or later are supported:
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 3rd generation or newer
iPad Mini 2nd generation or newer
Note:The Safari web browser must be used to complete registration. Other browsers will not work.
Connecting to the ShawPassPoint SSID
Most Apple devices can connect to the ShawPassPoint SSID without physically being in a hotspot by using the Safari browser. Use theGet Connectedpage at Shaw.ca to register for Shaw Go WiFi. See How to: Connect to ShawPassPoint SSID for more on which Apple devices support this feature.
Non-compatible Apple, Android, and other devices can be registered while in a hotspot. Click here to find a hotspot near you, and register with your Shaw ID.