June 4, 2020
While away from UF this summer you may be in an area with limited wi-fi access. A reminder that eduroam, the on-campus wi-fi network, is available nationally and internationally. UF community members can access eduroam for free with their GatorLink log-in credentials. The fast, secure eduroam network has more than 10,000 wi-fi hotspots in 106 countries and territories worldwide.
Connecting to eduroam:
1. If you can get a Wi-Fi signal at any of the eduroam locations (see below) and your mobile device has already been configured for eduroam, then you will automatically connect.
2. Otherwise, follow the instructions for connecting here: https://helpdesk.ufl.edu/connecting-to-eduroam-off-campus/.
There are more than 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in Florida, including several state university campuses and community colleges. You don’t have to sit in a car–many locations have open spaces and communal rooms available so you can get online while socially distancing and following CDC guidelines in an air-conditioned space. Also, in Florida all UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers (REC) are equipped with eduroam, so if you live in a rural area of your county you can visit a REC to securely watch course videos and take care of your academic needs. Here’s a link to all the eduroam sites in the U.S.: https://incommon.org/eduroam/eduroam-u-s-locator-map/.
If you have any problems connecting to eduroam you can call (352-392-HELP/4357) or email the UF Computing Help Desk.