eduroam is the primary WiFi network for the UC Berkeley campus community. In order to connect to eduroam individuals must create a key, or password, that will be used in place of their normal CalNet passphrase.
What types of accounts are supported on campus WiFi?
- Faculty, Staff, Students, and Associates (anyone with a CalNET ID)
- Special Purpose Accounts (for use in labs, kiosks, and other locations that require a shared account)
- Visitors from other academic and research institutes who already have an eduroam account do not need to create a new one when visiting UC Berkeley. eduroam accounts are shared world-wide
- Sponsored guests are no longer supported for eduroam access, sponsored guests should connect to the CalVisitor wireless network
Creating your WiFi Account
- Navigate to the WiFi Keys section of the Berkeley Portal: https://portal.berkeley.edu/people/wifi_access
- You may be redirected to the CalNet authentication portal, if so log in using the account you want for wireless access
- The WiFi tab of the Berkeley Portal will open for you automatically
- If you have already created a WiFi password you will see your account listed. If you don't remember the password you can follow the password reset procedure instead of continuing with these instructions
- Click Make account to see the account management page
- Click Create New and you will see your eduroam account and password
- Save, you can click the Regenerate password button to see different passwords, there is no way to go back to a previous password or to enter your own.
- Store the password somewhere safe and click Save Account to save the new account
- Your eduroam account has been created. This is the last time you will be able to see your password. Be sure you store your username and password somewhere secure (such as with LastPass Premium, which is free to staff, faculty, and students).
- Once you've saved your password click I have stored my credentials securely to return to the eduroam account management page where you will now see your account listed
- You are now ready to connect to the eduroam WiFi network!
For instructions on how to connect please choose one of following links:
- Windows 10 KB0010909
- macOS KB0010273
- Android KB0010271
- iOS KB0010268
- ChomeOS KB0014103
- Linux KB0010826
If you have issues connecting to eduroam or Berkeley-IoT, try rebooting your device and go through these steps again. If this does not resolve connectivity please contact us for help:
- Faculty, staff, and student employees - contact IT Client Services.
- All other students - contact Student Technology Services