UD Network Access

Wireless network access

The University of Dayton offers wireless network access for both UD account holders and campus guests.

For UD students, faculty and staff: UDsecure

UDsecure provides a secure wireless connection for UD students, faculty and staff. UDsecure is also our most convenient wireless option: proper set-up allows for devices to connect automatically without repeated logins.  

Configure your wireless device with the UDsecure Setup Wizard.  Improper manual configuration may leave your device vulnerable to compromise.

For campus visitors from other colleges and universities: Eduroam

The Eduroam network provides automatic network connectivity for visitors from other Eduroam institutions who've pre-configured their devices to attach to Eduroam networks. UD users traveling to other Eduroam schools can pre-configure their devices to connect to these networks as well. More info >>

For other campus visitors: UDwireless

Self-Registered Guest Access: Visitors to UD can self-register for access to UDwireless from the “Register for guest network access” link on the Network Access login page. Self-registered accounts provide a network password good for 16 hours and is renewable up to 4 times. [NOTE: Self-registration is not available to UD account holders.]

Sponsored Guest Access: Campus faculty and staff hosting visitors who require long-term or wired network access can request this by contacting the IT Service Center at (937)229-3888 or ITservicecenter@udayton.edu.

Connecting to the wired network

To connect to the Internet while on campus, open a web browser and enter your UD username and password on the University of Dayton Network Access page.

Off Campus Access to the UD Network

Most campus resources, like UD Google Apps, Porches and Isidore, are available off-campus by logging into these websites with your UD username and password while connected to the internet (just like on-campus). 

However, a handful of secure campus resources, like Novell file storage and administrative systems (e.g. Banner INB, Cognos) are protected from off-campus and can only be accessed through use of our campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

To learn more about accessing secure campus resources through UD's VPN, visit http://go.udayton.edu/vpn.

Eduroam Network Access

What is eduroam?
Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. User credentials are not revealed to the institution at which an eduroamer joins, but instead are only revealed to their home institution, providing an extra measure of comfort for visiting users. 

When would I use eduroam?
Eduroam allows visitors from participating academic institutions to gain network access with minimal  configuration and no need for the visited institution to grant them the access explicitly.  This benefits visiting faculty, academics traveling for conferences and collaborative work, study abroad students, visitors attending NCAA activities, and even regional academic exchange.

Setting up a device to use eduroam at participating institutions
Before traveling to a participating institution, configure your computer, tablet or smartphone to connect to the eduroam network by navigating to this link: https://cloud.securew2.com/public/52864/eduroam/

Be aware that the configuration process may prompt you to download the secureW2 app if it's not already installed on your device (this is the same app your devices requires to connect to our "UDsecure" network).

During the final step of device configuration, you may be prompted to “accept a certificate” (and possibly several certificates); if prompted to do so, accept the certificates.

When visiting participating institutions, connect to the wireless network identified as “eduroam”. You will not be required to login for access; your login credentials will be stored in your configured device.

NOTE: You cannot use UD’s eduroam wireless network while on campus; continue to use UDsecure as you do currently.

Where can I use eduroam?
There are currently over 400 participating institutions in the US. See the list of participating institutions.

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