Learn about the differences between Rogers WiFi Hotspots (formerly known as Shaw Go WiFi), RogersOpen, and the ShawPasspoint technologies. Rogers WiFi Hotspots allows you to stay connected no matter where you are through our WiFi network, and the name of the network may change based on your device.

About Rogers WiFi Hotspots

Rogers WiFi Hotspots is Canada’s largest WiFi network which provides access for Shaw Internet customers while near a hotspot. Rogers WiFi Hotspots are also available to guests to register their device for a seven-day complimentary trial.

You can register to automatically connect Apple devices with iOS 8 or newer using our Get Started page. For all other devices visit your nearest hotspot and select RogersOpen from the list of available WiFi networks to complete your registration.

Learn more: About: Rogers WiFi Hotspots

About RogersOpen and other SSIDs


RogersOpen and ShawPasspoint are the two network names you will most often see when connecting to Rogers WiFi Hotspots.

If Rogers WiFi Hotspots was a city, these networks would be the highways. The network (or SSID) is how you access the service and is what you will see that your device is connecting to. 

The network that your device will connect to will change based on which device you have, most Apple devices will connect to ShawPasspoint, and most other devices will connect to RogersOpen. These are not the names of the service, but just the various names of the network (SSID).

  • ShawOpen will remain broadcasting and previously registered devices will continue to automatically connect. New users will have to connect through RogersOpen.


Learn more: About the ShawPasspoint SSID

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