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Connecting to the eduroam Wireless Network

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Question

How do I connect to the eduroam wireless network?

Overview

The eduroam (education roaming) network is the secure, world-wide roaming wireless developed for the international research and education community. Once you're connected to eduroam, you can enjoy secure WiFi access at UC Davis, other educational institutions, and hotspots worldwide. No matter where you roam, your UC Davis security credentials are always checked back home at UC Davis. At eduroam hotspots around the world, no one but you knows your credentials so your connection is safe from hackers. For more information, please visit the eduroam service page in the IT Catalog.

The eduroam network uses 802.1x Security Certificates maintained by the Network Operations Center.  For more details, please visit NOC Public Certificates.

Please Note: The moobilenetx wireless network is being decommissioned and replaced with eduroam.  For instructions on how to connect to eduroam, please see the methods outlined below.

Answer

How to connect to eduroam

1. Using your built-in wireless network manager

  1. Open the wireless network settings on your computer or device
  2. Choose eduroam
  3. Select connect automatically and then click Connect
  4. A window prompting you to enter your user credentials will appear.
  5. In the username field, enter your KerberosID@ucdavis.edu
    • yourkerberosid@ucdavis.edu (CORRECT)
    • youremail@ucdavis.edu (INCORRECT)
  6. In the password field, enter your Kerberos Passphrase
  7. Once you have entered your information into both fields, click OK.
  • Operating system specific instructions for connecting to eduroam 

 

2. Manually configuring the wireless network profile

 

3. Using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT)

To assist with connecting to the eduroam network, the UC Davis Security Team has reviewed and approved the Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT), which can be used to detect the Operating System used on your device and supply you with a wireless profile installer to use for automatically configuring the eduroam wireless network profile on your system. 

During the wireless network profile installation, you will be asked to provide credentials to access the eduroam network and will need to enter them as follows:

Username:

  • yourkerberosid@ucdavis.edu (CORRECT)
  • youremail@ucdavis.edu (INCORRECT)

Password:

  • Your Kerberos Passphrase


To obtain the Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT), please visit http://cat.eduroam.org/?idp=831, from the device you are trying to connect to eduroam, and follow the on-screen prompts.

Note: If you are using a mobile device, be sure to use the default browser that came with your device rather than a 3rd party browser.  Additionally, you may be redirected to your devices App Store to obtain the wireless profile installer.


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