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How to connect your device to the eduroam wireless network
This document discusses how to configure your personal internet device to connect to the eduroam wireless campus network.
To configure your laptop or phone for eduroam, select your operating system:
Wireless networking encrypted with Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise (WPA-E/WPA2-E) technology is provided for faculty, staff, and students. This service requires that you have a campus network username and password. Encrypted wireless connections make it more difficult for others to "listen in" on your wireless conversation. The service cannot encrypt your data through all the paths it travels, but it does offer a more secure connection. Once you've configured your device to use ‘eduroam’, you'll be logged in automatically when connecting in the future.
In addition to 'eduroam' for faculty, staff, and students, there are several wireless options available to campus visitors. Anyone with a compliant wireless device will detect the presence of three wireless networks on campus:
Students, faculty, and staff should log on to the eduroam wireless network to gain encrypted wireless access to the Internet from their personal laptops or other devices. In addition, sponsored guests may be given temporary use of a campus account that they can use to authenticate to the 'eduroam' wireless network.
Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. UW-Green Bay has joined the eduroam consortium and supports the eduroam wireless network service. This enables faculty, staff, and students to access the wireless network at other participating eduroam institutions using their campus network account and password. This also enables network access on UWGB eduroam network to faculty, staff, and students visiting from eduroam-participating institutions. For more information including access instructions, please see Eduroam Wireless connectivity.
If you are a UWGB student, faculty, or staff member and you are traveling to an eduroam-enabled institution, you can use your campus account credentials to connect to their eduroam wireless network. Access the
eduroam-US Web site for more information about eduroam and to see maps of eduroam member institutions.
The UWGB-Guest network provides an unsecured wireless connection that is limited to 512kbps data rates and allows only the http, https, and ntp protocols. Once you have configured 'UWGB-Guest' and have opened a browser, you will be presented with a login page where you must enter a valid email address. For more information, please visit UWGB-Guest - Wireless Connection Instructions
This network is exclusive to devices for special use: Apple TV's and gaming consoles.