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Access the Wireless Network

The campus wireless network at Northwestern uses WPA2-Enterprise authentication to provide a high level of data security. Most computers, tablets, and smartphones are compatible with this type of authentication.

Select  eduroam from the list of available wireless networks. Your wireless device should connect automatically. Then, enter your username as, e.g. and your NetID password when prompted. Please note this is not the same as your University email address.

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.

Troubleshooting Wi-fi Issues

If you have recently changed your password, please try the steps listed here:

If this does not resolve your issue or you have further questions, please email

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