Please note: The OIT does not support the setup and configuration of wireless printers. If you have a wireless printer, please directly connect to your printer via a cable to get the best reliability.
ND-Secure is a secure wireless network providing access to campus resources for all users with valid NetIDs and passwords. Only 802.1X-capable devices will work on ND-Secure. Use this network for all official University business when you are on a campus wireless connection. Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.4+, and recent versions of Linux/Unix should all work on this network. Most mobile devices with WiFi will also work.
To connect your device to the ND-Secure network, first connect to another existing wireless network such as ND-Guest or any other network, then simply go to connect.nd.edu and follow the instructions to configure your device for the secure network.
The University of Notre Dame is part of the eduroam consortium. This service enables members of the Notre Dame community who visit another institution that uses eduroam to automatically use WiFi at that location based on their ND credentials. Similarly, visitors from institutions that participate in eduroam can use guest wireless access at Notre Dame using their home institution account information without the need for an ND sponsor and creation of a guest account.
This new service will be especially useful to those who visit and collaborate with other institutions that also use the eduroam service. We anticipate that use of this service at other colleges and universities will quickly grow. Eduroam maintains a list of who is currently part of this consortium which you may find useful in travel planning.
You can select eduroam from the available WiFi choices on your device. Additionally, the connect.nd.edu utility was updated on June 11, 2012 to add the configuration for eduroam. If you've run the utility previously, you'll need to do so again to ensure the latest is applied to your device.
Visit the eduroam.org site for additional information.
If your device is already connected to a wireless network (such as ND-Guest or any other network) and want to connect to the eduroam wireless network, simply go to connect.nd.edu and follow the instructions to configure your device for the secure network. Like ND-Secure, only 802.1X-capable devices will be able to connect to eduroam. When prompted for your NetID, be sure to enter it as firstname.lastname@example.org or your eduroam profile will not work at other institutions.
ND-Guest is an unencrypted wireless network designed to support authorized guests of the University, faculty/staff/student-owned legacy wireless devices that do not support 802.1X connections, and faculty/staff/student-owned devices that do not have Web browsers to allow you to authenticate to use the ND-Secure network. To access some University resources, you may need to use a VPN connection while on the ND-Guest wireless network. Users will authenticate on the ND-Guest network by opening a Web page and entering their NetID and password, or their sponsored guest credentials.
If you are faculty, staff, or a student and your computer or device does not support an 802.1X connection, or if you are an authorized guest of the University, you may use the ND-Guest wireless network. Remember, you will need to log in via the Web while on the ND-Guest network to access any network services.
In order to create a guest account for a guest, please follow the instructions located on the guest account creation page.
If you are faculty, staff, or a student and your computer or device does not support an 802.1X connection AND the computer or device does not have a Web browser, you may request a zoned network exemption (NetID and password required).
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