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eduroam Replaces UMD-Secure Wireless

On Friday, August 15th, ITSS implemented our new eduroam secure wireless network and shut down the previous UMD-Secure network.

Logo: eduroam eduroam (education roaming) is an easy and secure way to access WiFi at research and education institutions worldwide. eduroam allows visitors from other institutions to gain easy access to the University's WiFi network while on campus.

On Campus

eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the user. Study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.

Away From Campus

All University faculty, researchers, staff, and students can access WiFi at any of the hundreds of eduroam partner universities, including a majority of the CIC universities, and research institutions worldwide. Consult the links below for details.

Getting Connected

Configure your device by running our JoinNow tool.

You are encouraged to set up eduroam before leaving campus to verify that you have the correct security credentials. People who travel regularly are encouraged to use the eduroam network for all wireless needs, both at UMD, as well as other eduroam locations.

You should contact the ITSS TechCenter Help Desk for support with problems or other issues when using eduroam at another institution.

Using eduroam, your WiFi access will be treated the same as any other member of the institution you are visiting, and you should expect to receive the level of service offered by that institution. Be aware that when you log in with your U of M credentials at another institution that you are not accessing the UMD network, and you may not be able to access all applications as you would when using our local network. In that case, you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the UMD network and applications. More information on VPN can be found at

For more information on eduroam, including coverage maps, visit eduroam or