Center for Information Technology Services
University of Maryland Wireless Network
The University has enhanced its wireless network with the implementation of eduroam. What is Eduroam?
This new wireless system enables the University to become part of the eduroam initiative. Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
Eduroam allows students, faculty and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by utilizing their local login credentials (UMID) on their laptop or Smartphone. Click here for more information.
Having started in Europe, eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 54 countries.
Eduroam also gives the faculty, staff, and students the ability to connect to any wireless system in the University regardless of the building you are in.
**The existing campus wireless system will continue to be available for the next six months. Faculty, staff, and students can continue to utilize the existing wireless SSID's or choose to join eduroam at any time.**
For University of Maryland Students, Faculty, and Staff
In order to connect to the eduroam wireless network you will need to perform the following steps.
- Review the following information: SetupEduroam.
- Connect to the eduroam network by following the directions below for each of the listed devices.
How to enable and Setup Eduroam
- Apple Devices - iPhones, iPads, iTouch
- Apple Devices - Macbooks
- Windows 7 Standard
- Windows 7 IntelPROSet
- Windows XP Standard
- Windows XP IntelPROSet
- WindowsMobile Devices
- Windows 8
Students, faculty and staff will connect to the eduroam network using your UMID appended by the new eduroam domain name, @eduroam.umaryland.edu.
Once you have successfully connected to the eduroam network your user credentials will be cached on your device and the username string will not have to be entered again until your are required to change your password in the UMB Account Management system.
This same username will allow you to connect to wireless networks at participating eduroam locations. For a list of available locations see the links below:
University of Maryland Locations
Participating Eduroam Locations
Not sure what device instructions to use? Visit the Helpdesk using one of the below methods:
IT Help Desk
Address: 601 West Lombard Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Room: 5th Floor, Suite 540
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun 8:00am - 5:00pm (Phone and E-Mail ONLY)