eduroam

eduroam is an international roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education. It provides researchers, teachers and students easy and secure network access when visiting an institution other than their own.

People from other eduroam compatible educational institutions are able to log into Western Michigan University's eduroam environment using their home school's login criteria. Conversely WMU faculty, staff, and students are able to log into the wireless eduroam networks at other schools using their WMU Bronco NetId and password.

See also Wireless Best Practices.

Set up eduroam

macOS

  1. Open the wifi connections menu and select eduroam
  2. Enter your username@your-institution and your password. For WMU users that would be bronconetid@wmich.edu, e.g. smithx@wmich.edu. (NOTE: first.last@wmich.edu does not work.)
  3. Click Continue to verify the certificate.
  4. Enter your computer's username and password. (This is required to install the eduroam security certificate)

Windows

Note: Windows computers joined to WADE will require additional setup. Please follow the additional instructions below. 

  1. Open the wifi connections menu and select eduroam
  2. Enter your username@your-institution and your password. For WMU users that would be bronconetid@wmich.edu, e.g. smithx@wmich.edu. (NOTE: first.last@wmich.edu does not work.)
  3. Click Connect to accept the network certificate.

Windows computers joined to WADE

Windows 7

Please follow the instructions on on the eduroam website.

Windows 10

  1. Right click on the Start button and select Settings.
  2. Open Network and Internet.
  3. Open Network and Sharing Center, located towards the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click Set up a new connection or network.
  5. Select Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next.
  6. Enter the following settings:
    Network Name: eduroam
    Security Type: WPA2 Enterprise
    Uncheck the box Start this connection automatically
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Change connection settings
  9. Click the Security tab
  10. Next to Microsoft Protected EAP, click the Settings button
  11. Near the bottom of the window, under Select Authentication Method Click the Configure... button
  12. From the pop up window, uncheck automatically use my windows logon name and password
  13. Click OK
  14. Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window
  15. Click OK to close the eduroam Wireless Network Properties window.
  16. Open the wifi connections menu and select eduroam
  17. Enter your username@your-institution and your password. For WMU users that would be bronconetid@wmich.edu, e.g. abc1234@wmich.edu. (NOTE: first.last@wmich.edu does not work.)
  18. Click Connect to accept the network certificate.

Locations

eduroam is available in several campus buildings.

More information

Visit the eduroam website for a list US and international institutions participating in eduroam.