Wireless Network Comparison Chart

  ND-Secure eduroam ND-Guest
Can print to campus printers Y Y N
Can connect to ND specific roles and services Y Y
Can encrypt network traffic for security Y Y N
Can automatically connect to the secure network at other, non-ND institutions N N

¹ ND-Guest can connect to some roles and services while on the ND VPN

² eduroam can connect to the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.


eduroam logo

To connect your device to the eduroam wireless  network, first connect to another wireless or wired network such as ND-Guest or any other network, then simply go to eduroam.nd.edu and follow the instructions to configure your device for the secure network.  Use this network for all official University business when you are on a campus wireless connection.

The University of Notre Dame is part of the eduroam consortium. If you setup your computer or mobile device to connect to eduroam, you can use that setup to connect to wifi when you visit another institution that uses eduroam. Similarly, visitors from institutions that participate in eduroam can use their configuration to automatically connect to WiFi at Notre Dame without the need for an ND sponsor and creation of a guest account.

Visit the eduroam.org site for additional information about other member schools.

ND-Secure Wireless

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.

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.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you have problems connecting your device to the ND-Secure network even after using the service at connect.nd.edu, below are some of the most common solutions:

  • Try connecting to eduroam instead by going to eduroam.nd.edu
  • Remove or forget the ND-Secure and eduroam connections on your device.  Then go to eduroam.nd.edu and try again.
  • Power off the device, and when you turn it back on try again.
  • If your laptop has a new version of an operating system, (particularly those that are still beta) the connect.nd.edu may not yet support that OS.  You will need to use the eduroam network or configure it for the network manually following instructions for the OS and hardware.

If you continue to have problems contact the OIT Help Desk.

Connecting Mobile Devices to Campus WiFi

The easiest way to connect most mobile devices is to visit eduroam.nd.edu.

ATTN iPhone and iPad users! If you have downloaded the eduroam utility from connect.nd.edu previously, you may need to delete that profile before you can successfully run the utility on eduroam.nd.edu. Apple has instructions on how to delete configuration profiles on ther website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205347. (Since there is no app that comes with the profile, you can skip step 1.)

ND-Guest Wireless


Note: The University of Notre Dame guest wireless network is provided as a convenience for University visitors and guests, and its use is not warranted in any way, express or implied, by the University of Notre Dame.  Your use of the network is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable University policies. There is no guarantee of network performance.  Individual access to the network, or the entire network’s availability, may be suspended or terminated at any time at the University's sole discretion.

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.

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.

Note: Guests no longer need a user name and password to connect to the ND-Guest network. 

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).

Students: Learn how to self-register your entertainment devices.