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Access the Wireless Network

eduroam is the campus wireless network at Northwestern. Northwestern participates in eduroam (education roaming), a secure federated wireless network for the international research and education community. The service allows Northwestern students, staff, and faculty to use their NetID credentials to access wireless network services while visiting eduroam-participating institutions in Education City and throughout the world.

With hundreds of thousands of wireless access points sharing a common SSID, eduroam acts as one large, world-wide, wireless hotspot. It uses WPA2-Enterprise authentication to provide a high level of data security. Most computers, tablets, and smartphones are compatible with this type of authentication.

How to Connect

Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks. Your wireless device should connect automatically. Then, enter your and your NetID password when prompted. 

When changing your NetID password, remember to update your wireless settings to use the new password. For more detailed instructions, please consult the Northwestern Knowledge Base: eduroam.

When Visiting Northwestern

If you are a visiting guest, choose the Guest-NUQ-Majlis network when visiting the University for short-term access to the wireless network to perform general Internet activities. This network does not have the same level of security as the Northwestern Wireless Network and should not be used to transmit sensitive information.

Get Help

Please email with questions or to request support with wireless connectivity.
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