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eduroam is a secure, encrypted, and fast network. It provides important safety and security for personal information when browsing the Internet, entering passwords and credit card information into websites, logging in to sage and LATTE, sending email, and so forth. 

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Why should I use eduroam over brandeis_open?

Using an encrypted network like eduroam on your computer, tablet, and smartphone protects the privacy of personal information that you enter into websites, so your data stays secure and is less likely to be compromised.

If we aren't using brandeis_open for laptops, tablets, or phones, why is it still there?

eduroam can only be used for devices that support 802.1x authentication and WPA2 encryption. Most gaming consoles like Xbox and PlayStation do not support encryption, nor do devices like Apple TV or Roku, which is why we direct people to use brandeis_open for those devices. If you happen to have a gaming device that supports 802.1x and WPA2, then you're welcome to use eduroam; we do not restrict access. (Some schools do restrict access to their secure and faster networks.)

Can I set up eduroam when I'm visiting another eduroam participating institution?

We highly recommend that Brandeis community members connect to eduroam before visiting another location to avoid any complications during the setup process. 

I have a friend who is visiting campus, but she's not from an eduroam institution. Will she still be able to get on the wireless?

Yes. Campus visitors who are not from an institution that participates in eduroam will still be able to use the brandeis_guest network.

How are all of the networks different?

See our wireless page for a brief overview by clicking here