Connecting to Wi-Fi as a visitor at another university

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This article describes how to connect to Wi-Fi at other universities and colleges as a visitor using the eduroam network.

Objective

Get connected to Wi-Fi at another university or college campus using your U-M credentials.

This may also allow access to many of the same resources from remote campuses which are normally open to local MWireless users.

Environment

Requires a U-M uniqname that has access to regular U-M networks. Supported on most devices, generally provided on the 2.4Ghz frequency.

Procedure

  1. Check whether the remote university or college you are visiting provides eduroam using the institution list or map view. You may search for international providers; that leads to national support pages and locations in countries supporting eduroam. eduroam may also be available in public areas near participating institutions.
  2. If possible, before leaving the U-M campus consider registering your device with the MSetup tool which will add "eduroam" to known networks using the right settings.
  3. When you arrive at the new institution, check the available networks where you would normally find wireless internet.
  4. You should see "eduroam" listed. If pre-configured it may connect automatically. If not you may need to connect manually.
  5. Connect to eduroam the same way as you would use MWireless on campus, except that you must use your fully qualified uniqname, e.g., your_uniqname@umich.edu, for your user name when asked to authenticate.
  6. You may need to attempt eduroam authentication two or more times before it will succeed, especially if you have not used the MSetup tool beforehand. The remote campus' IT help desk may be able to help you connect.
  7. Many (but not all) resources which are normally open to MWireless locally are also open to remote users using eduroam, which may alleviate the need for using the U-M VPN.
  8. For further assistance contact 4-HELP at the ITS Service Center (734.764.4357).

Additional notes

Internal notes

ITS recommends people first use MSetup before arriving at the remote institution, however people have found this is not technically necessary.

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Article ID: 1754
Created
Wed 5/27/20 10:44 AM
Modified
Thu 10/1/20 10:28 AM