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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted July 14, 2021 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Department News

Introducing eduroam wireless network

Effective Date: July 20, 2021

On July 20, AIT will enable a new wireless network called “eduroam.”  This is a worldwide federated wireless network that allows people to use their home institution credentials to securely connect to the wireless network at participating institutions and organizations. This will soon become the preferred wireless network for all Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students when they are on campus. 

Key Benefits and Features

  • Connecting to eduroam at Wheaton College will allow your device to automatically connect to the secure eduroam wireless network when visiting participating eduroam institutions.
  • Similarly, visitors to the Wheaton campus from those institutions can use their home institution credentials to securely connect to our eduroam wireless network.
  • Increased security across our wireless network.

Impact on College Community

The next time you register a WiFi device on campus we encourage you to connect to eduroam rather than WC-Internet.  Use your Wheaton email address rather than your NetID for the username. By the end of September, we will turn off WC-Internet so that all devices will use eduroam.  (There are some exceptions—certain devices, such as gaming devices, can still use WC-Manual.)

More to come soon.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).