Please Note: The BU 802.1x wireless network will be retired in the near future. Once retired, eduroam will be the primary wireless network at Boston University.  With this in mind, we encourage early adoption of the BU eduroam wireless network.

What is eduroam?

As described on eduroam.org, "eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community." Through BU's affiliation with eduroam, you can connect to the eduroam wireless network at participating institutions, worldwide, simply by logging in with your BU email address and password.

How do I connect to eduroam?

  1. From your computer or device, select eduroam, from the list of available networks.
  2. Log in to eduroam using your full BU email address in the form login@bu.edu.
  3. Provide the password you use to access your BU email account. For most people at BU, this password is the BU Kerberos password that you use to access most other BU resources.
  4. If prompted to accept a certificate during the setup process, please do so.

    Note:

    • For newer Android devices, it's essential to specify "radius.bu.edu" as the domain name for the eduroam certificate or choose "Trust on First Use" to avoid connection issues. Without this domain, the phone may only offer "Do not validate" or "unspecified" options, preventing connection to the eduroam network. Please see using eduroam with Android for further details on how to connect. 
    • Special Considerations for eduroam Configuration:
    • Automatic Connectivity: After setup, your device will automatically connect to eduroam when visiting a participating institution.

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