UMD has 3 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.
- UofM-IoT: WiFi access for Internet of Things (IoT) 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.
Full instructions for connecting to the eduroam network, as well as troubleshooting steps are available. If you are unable to connect to eduroam manually, you may need to use the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool.
UofM-Guest is the preferred network for guests at the University of Minnesota, including alumni and former University employees.
UofM-Guest connection instructions are available.
UofM-IoT is the network reserved for devices such as gaming consoles or Smart TVs that are not able to connect to eduroam.
UofM-IoT network registration instructions are available.
Download eduroam via eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool
Have you tried everything and still can't connect to eduroam? Downloading the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) 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 Cuomo-Guest WiFi.
- Forget or delete any listed eduroam network on your device.
- Download the eduroam installer for your operating system from the following tables.
If your device's operating system isn't listed in the tables, please visit 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 - 7
|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