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 (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?

  • Do a manual configuration as described below:
  1. From your computer or device, select eduroam, which you should see in the list of available networks.
  2. Log in to eduroam using your full BU email address in the form
  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 you are prompted to accept the certificate, you should do so.

Note: With newer Android phones, it maybe necessary to specify as the domain name for the eduroam certificate or select “Trust on First Use”.

For Linux and Android devices the “USERTrust RSA Certification Authority” certificate can also be downloaded and selected.

Without this domain, the phone will provide you with options of “Do not validate” or “unspecified”, which will not allow the phone to connect with the eduroam network

Once you have set up eduroam, your computer or device should then find it, automatically, whenever you are visiting a participating institution.