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?
- Do a manual configuration as described below:
- From your computer or device, select eduroam, which you should see in the list of available networks.
- Log in to eduroam using your full BU email address in the form email@example.com.
- 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.
- If you are prompted to accept the certificate, you should do so.
Note: With newer Android phones, it is necessary to specify radius.bu.edu as the domain name for the eduroam certificate.
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.
I only need to configure eduroam one time, right?
That’s correct. For each computer or device that you want to use on the eduroam network, you should only need to connect for the first time at one participating institution, and it will work on that configured computer or device at every participating institution you visit.
Where can I access the eduroam network?
If you are visiting an institution that offers eduroam as a wireless network option, then you will be able to connect to it, as described above. If you are at BU, you can connect to eduroam on the Charles River and Fenway Campuses. Service at Boston University Medical Campus will be made available shortly.