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Wireless Access

Wireless networking at Boise State University

eduroam is the WiFi Network for Students, Faculty, and Staff

All university students, faculty and staff should use the Boise State eduroam wireless network when on campus.

The eduroam network is encrypted and secure, and requires you to authenticate once with your Boise State username and password. (You don’t have to authenticate again until your next password change.)

Learn how to configure eduroam for your device

Where Can I eduroam?

Your connection to the eduroam network is also portable – eduroam WiFi is offered at hundreds of institutions in the United States and in over 106 countries worldwide.

Other Campus Wireless Options

Frequently Asked Questions

eduroam

I cannot connect my device to the eduroam network.

Connecting to eduroam for the first time and ensuring a reliable, robust ongoing wireless experience throughout campus requires running the eduroam Configuration Tool:

eduroam Configuration Tool

If you have any problems connecting your device to the eduroam network, contact the Help Desk (see info below) or visit one of our Zone locations in the Student Union Building or Interactive Learning Center.

My device connects to eduroam, but won't stay connected.

Please run the eduroam Configuration Tool to ensure you are properly connected to the eduroam WiFi network:

eduroam Configuration Tool

Please report any connection issues to the Help Desk (see info below). The more specific you are (building, exact location, time of day, etc.), the better we can help.

How can I make eduroam come up as the default wireless connection at Boise State?

Your device needs to “forget” the Bronco-Guest network. If you remove Bronco-Guest as a known wireless connection, eduroam should become the default connection.

Learn how to forget a WiFi network on your device

Why can't I use BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is unavailable on all Boise State campus networks due to legal and security issues.

Where can I eduroam?

Your connection to the eduroam network is also portable – eduroam WiFi is offered at hundreds of institutions in the United States and in over 106 countries worldwide.

Why is it "eduroam" and not "Eduroam"?

Great question! It has something to do with a requirement that the eduroam SSID is spelled consistently at all institutions using the system.

I reset my Boise State password and now can't access the eduroam network on my iPhone/iPad.

If your iOS device is configured to Auto-Join the eduroam wireless network, you may need to disable the Auto-Join setting before you can enter your new password to connect to eduroam.

Here’s how:

  • Open to the Settings app and select Wi-Fi.
  • Tap the small (i) next to the eduroam network name.
  • Turn off the switch next to “Auto-Join”
  • Connect to the eduroam network and enter your new password where prompted.

After you successfully authenticate you can go back to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap the small (i) next to eduroam, and switch “Auto-Join” back on.

Bronco-Guest

Why is Bronco-Guest not a secure network, unlike eduroam?

Bronco-Guest is provided as short-term complimentary access for guests and friends of the University.

If guests and friends do not want to use Bronco-Guest due to security concerns, they can use a cellular connection instead.

Why can't I use BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is unavailable on all Boise State campus networks.

Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.

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