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 7 computers that are joined to WADE will require additional setup. Please follow the instructions on the eduroam website.

  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.

Locations

eduroam is available in several campus buildings.

More information

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