eduroam is an encrypted wireless service that allows its members to use wireless services at institutions all over the world using their home username and password. Check with your home institution to find out if they are eduroam members. If your home institution is eduroam-enabled, you may use your home username and password to connect to the eduroam encrypted network here.
Using this service, you can make full use of UCSD's wireless network with the exception of access to some restricted Library databases.
eduroam is visible on the main campus and at SIO. It is not available in off-campus sites or at La Jolla Professional Center at this time.
To connect to eduroam:
- Check with your home institution to find out if your home institution is eduroam-enabled.
- Select the eduroam wireless network.
- When prompted, enter your home institution username including the @institution portion, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- When prompted, enter your home institution password.
The UCSD-GUEST wireless network is for all UCSD visitors and guests, and is an unencrypted service requiring weekly user registration.
As a guest using this service, you can:
- Browse the Web, including webmail (e.g., gmail)
- Use VPN to access your home institution
- Use SSH
- Use most secure e-mail clients
To connect as a guest:
- Select the UCSD-GUEST wireless network.
- Open your browser and bring up a website.
- Click Guest Login.
- Turn your wireless service off and then on again when asked.
- You will be connected to the requested website within two minutes.
Note: See Guest Access for Windows 7 if you're using that platform.