eduroam - Wireless Network

Article Type: How To

Question: What is the eduroam wireless network and how do I connect to it?

Per the eduroam web site:

"eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop."

Metropolitan State University uses eduroam as its primary Wi-Fi network.  If you are a student, faculty or staff member, you should use eduroam to connect to network resources. 

Personally Owned Devices

Personally Owned Devices should connect using the following instructions: Connecting Personally Owned Devices

Campus devices

All university owned Microsoft Windows systems should connect to eduroam automatically through use of digital certificates.  All other personally owned devices will connect to eduroam using login credentials, username: email address and StarID password.

Detailed instructions for connecting to eduroam with other operating systems can be found in the links below.


eduroam - Personally Owned Devices: Connecting to eduroam with CAT (Configuration Assistance Tool)

Microsoft Windows 7

Apple MacOS


Apple iOS

How does it technically work?  What does eduroam do for you?

For the technical details behind how eduroam works and what eduroam does for you, check out the introduction on the eduroam websiteWant to know what other higher education institutions use eduroam?  See the eduroam member list.

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