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On-Campus Wi-fi

Eduroam

Eduroam is the primary secure network available throughout campus, in campus residence halls and at University Village. Students must connect to eduroam in order to have a secure connection to the campus network which allows the use of campus resources (e.g. digital library resources).

If you are connecting to eduroam for the first (or the first time in a while), visit the Wi-Fi services webpage for step-by-step instructions.

In addition, eduroam(link is external) provides network access at over 2,400 participating institutions in the US and thousands more 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.

CalVisitor

CalVisitor provides basic network access for visitors to campus who do not have a CalNet ID; it is not recommended for Cal students to rely upon for Wi-Fi. CalVisitor is less secure than eduroam and does not encrypt wireless traffic. Some campus resources may not be accessible while connected with CalVisitor.

Campus Housing

University Village

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

Intersection

Wi-fi connection via eduroam is available in all Intersection apartments. 

If you require wired connection to an ethernet port: 

  • Apartments with an access point device installed on the wall: there are 4 ethernet ports available for you to use on the side or bottom of the access point device

Residence Halls

 Wif-fi connection via eduroam is available in all campus residence halls.

Ethernet (wired) network ports are automatically disabled in the residence halls (except Clark Kerr Buildings 19 and 20). If you require access to an ethernet port, submit a request here(link is external)(link is external). Requests take approximately 5-10 business days to process, depending on volume and availability. 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 cause interference for other users and degrade network connectivity.

Wi-Fi Steps by Device

See also Wi-Fi services for information about the differences between eduroam and CalVisitor, campus Wi-Fi map, off-campus internet options, and planned Wi-Fi upgrade work for campus.