As part of the University of Minnesota's system-wide Next Generation Project (NGN), UMD WiFi networks have changed. UMD now has two wireless service options available:
- eduroam: secure WiFi access for current students, faculty and staff, for all University and personal computers and devices
- UofM-Guest: WiFi access for non-University guests and for IofT devices such as gaming consoles and Smart TVs
eduroam (education roaming) provides a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the wireless access point. eduroam is the secure WiFi access for current University students, faculty and staff. Additionally, eduroam allows you to use your UMD WiFi authentication at any eduroam hotspot in the world and join instantly and securely.
Here are full instructions for connecting to the eduroam network, as well as troubleshooting steps. If you are unable to connect to eduroam manually, you may need to use the eduroam CAT (see below).
UofM-Guest is the preferred network for guests at the University of Minnesota, including alumni and former University employees.
Here are instructions on connecting to UofM-Guest.
Download eduroam via eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool)
Have you tried everything and still can't connect to eduroam? Downloading the eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) should resolve this issue. You can do this on any type of device including mobile.
* You must be connected to the internet to complete these steps. If you are on campus you can try to do this using UofM-Guest WiFi.
- Forget or delete any listed eduroam network on your device
- Download the eduroam installer for your operating system in the tables below
- If your device's operating system isn't listed, please visit the installer page for installer page on the University of Minnesota eduroam CAT website.
Windows Operating System
The eduroam installer will be in the form of an .exe file. It will configure eduroam on your device by creating wireless network profiles.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on Windows 10|
Apple Operating Systems (macOS and iOS)
macOS and iOS
For best results, please use Safari to open the configuration file. The profile will install itself after you click (or tap) the button.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on macOS and iOS|
Before you proceed with installation on Android systems, please make sure that you have installed the geteduroam application. This application is available from these sites: Google Play, as local download.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on Android 11|
Android 8 - 10
Before you proceed with installation on Android systems, please make sure that you have installed the eduroamCAT application. This application is available from these sites: Google Play, Amazon Appstore, as local download.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on Android 8-10|
Android 4.3 - 7eduroamCAT application. This application is available from these sites: Google Play, Amazon Appstore,as local download.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on Android|
After downloading the file, open the Chrome browser and browse to this URL: chrome://net-internals/#chromeos. Then, use the 'Import ONC file' button. The import is silent; the new network definitions will be added to the preferred networks.
|Download the eduroam CAT installer on Chrome OS|
Linux Operating Systems
The installer is in the form of a Python script. It will try to configure eduroam under NetworkManager and if this is either not appropriate for your system or your version of NetworkManager is too old, a wpa_supplicant config file will be created instead.
|Download the Linux 64-bit Python script|
Register an IoT device
Many Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g. gaming consoles, Smart TVs, etc.) do not have a web browser you can use to register it on the network. For these devices, you can manually register the device on UofM-Guest. For complete instructions, see: Register a gaming console or streaming device for WiFi Access.
Alumni WiFi connection
If you're alumni or a former University employee and are having problems connecting to the UofM-Guest WiFi, please contact the ITSS TechCenter HelpDesk at 218-726-8847 and request a WiFi account reset.
Wireless printers broadcast a signal that conflicts with University of Minnesota networks, and can lead to poor service for everyone in the area near the printer. Instead, please connect to printers using a USB cable. Please disable your printer's WiFi to reduce the wireless networks and noise!
Personal Wired or Wireless Hubs or Routers
Because of the disruptions they cause, personal wired or wireless hubs and routers are not allowed on the University's network.
Recommended WiFi Adapters
We recommend dual band WiFi adapters as our wireless network supports AC wave 2 standards. The dual band will give users a better overall experience.