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Wifi On-Campus and in Residence Halls

On-Campus Wifi

Eduroam (most recommended)

We recommend that students connect to the Eduroam(link is external) network: a secure network requiring authentication available throughout campus and in campus housing (except in University Village where Wi-Fi is only provided in common areas). Students must have a secure connection to the campus network to use campus resources (e.g. digital library resources). 

To use Eduroam(link is external):

In addition, Eduroam(link is external) provides network access at participating institutions world-wide. When visiting a participating institution, UC Berkeley students who have configured their device to use eduroam can automatically connect to that institution's network.

How to access Eduroam from your iPhone:

Connecting to Wi-Fi: eduroam

AirBears2

The campus will at some point be phasing out the AirBears2 network, so we recommend all students make the transition to the Eduroam(link is external) network, which provides a stronger, secure connection for the campus.

If you choose to continue to use AirBears2:

CalVisitor

CalVisitor provides basic network access for visitors to campus who do not have a CalNet ID. CalVisitor is less secure than Eduroam and does not encrypt wireless traffic. Some campus resources may not be accessible while connected with CalVisitor.

Internet in Campus Housing

Residence Halls

WiFi is available in all campus residence halls. We recommend connecting to the Eduroam network. By the end of Spring 2021, campus will complete a major project to improve WiFi by installing a wireless access point in each room. Refer to this page to monitor installation progress by building.

Ethernet (wired) network ports are automatically disabled in the residence halls (except Clark Kerr Buildings 19 and 20).

If your device or location does not support Eduroam or AirBears2, you may submit a request here(link is external)(link is external). Requests are processed throughout the fall, spring and summer terms, except during RRR and finals weeks. Once received, requests take approximately 5-10 business days to process, depending on volume. Buildings eligible for port activation requests are:

  • Channing-Bowditch
  • Clark Kerr Campus
  • Foothill (Hillside, La Loma)
  • Jackson House
  • Manville Hall
  • Martinez Commons
  • Stern Hall
  • Unit 1 (Cheney, Christian, Deutsch, Freeborn, Putnam, Slottman)
  • Unit 2 (Cunningham, Davidson, Ehrman, Griffiths, Towle, Wada)
  • Unit 3 (Cleary, Ida Sproul, Norton, Priestley, Spens-Black)

If the residence you live in is not listed above, please check with your on-site staff for assistance.

Personal wireless routers are not permitted in the residence halls. Their signals can cause interference and degrade network connectivity.

University Village

Visit Technology at University Village for information about what services are offered, how to connect to the internet, and common troubleshooting topics.