Wireless Connectivity

The official wireless network at Brandeis is eduroam. Students, faculty, and staff should use the eduroam wireless network for connecting computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Ready to connect? Read our connection instructions.

Please use brandeis_open only for game consoles, media players, and smart TVs such as Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, Apple TV, and Roku. Devices such as the Google Home and Chromecast require being on the same network as a phone to set up, and therefore cannot be supported on the Brandeis network.

Why eduroam?

Eduroam is a fast, secure, and encrypted 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 more.

The eduroam network is also handy for travelers. If you visit one of the many colleges and universities in the U.S. or Europe that participate in eduroam, your device will be automatically configured to get on their wireless network. If you're in signal range, you've got free wireless access!

Where is eduroam offered?

Besides Brandeis, eduroam is offered at nearly 100 institutions in the U.S. and in 36 European countries, six Asia-Pacific countries, as well as Canada. With millions of eduroam wireless access points around the globe, it acts as one large, worldwide, wireless hotspot.

Tips for using eduroam on the road

If you are a Brandeis community member and plan to visit another eduroam participating institution, you should configure eduroam on your device before you go. You'll use your username@brandeis.edu login to connect to the other institution's eduroam wireless network.

Guest Wireless

Brandeis visitors should use their home institution's username and password to connect to eduroam at Brandeis. Guests should contact their home institution for help or support, and to obtain setup instructions particular to that institution.

Guests (non-eduroam) who would like to use the Brandeis Guest Wireless Network must be sponsored by a member of the Brandeis community. 

For more information, including step-by-step instructions, please refer see Brandeis Guest Wireless. If you are hosting a group that needs access to the guest wireless, please get in touch with the Help Desk two weeks in advance to provide a brief description of the event, the event date, and its duration by emailing help@brandeis.edu or calling 781-736-4357.