July 2, 2018
This spring an 18-month project began that will move all UF Wireless network users over to eduroam. Eduroam is a secure authentication system in place at 6,000 universities, research centers, and academic institutions worldwide. Members of participating institutions automatically roam (connect) to wireless without special codes or passwords. By moving to eduroam, your wireless devices automatically take advantage of this service. Don’t worry though; you will still have the same experience and access to UF systems and services while connected on campus. (Prior to traveling, UFIT recommends users combine the eduroam wireless network with use of the UF Gatorlink VPN service for the most secure network possible.)
Moving to eduroam is as easy as joining “ufgetonline” from your wireless device, browsing to www.ufl.edu, and following the prompts. (The process takes less than five minutes to complete.) Starting this fall, the legacy “UF Network” will be reconfigured and users of “UF Network” will begin receiving emails reminding them to move to eduroam. While “UF Network” will continue to work, in 2019 it will no longer appear as an available wireless network. “UF Network” will be disabled in summer, 2019.
Need assistance reconfiguring your mobile device to eduroam? Call (352-392-HELP/4357) or visit (132 Hub) the UF Computing Help Desk.