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Cornell offers secure wi-fi services through eduroam to students, staff, faculty, and guests from other eduroam-participating institutions. Visitors without eduroam (for example alumni, parents, family members, vendors) should use the Cornell-Visitor network. 

Only use RedRover to register a game console, internet TV, sound system, or other devices in the "Internet of Things" that lack a web browser.

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Cornell Students, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates

Use Eduroam for secure wi-fi connection on campus. (You must use eduroam to comply with Policy 5.10, Information Security.)

Cornell uses the SecureW2 service to configure your device to connect to eduroam, which adds a secure certificate to your device. Once you complete a short enrollment process, you will be able to connect to any eduroam network (either at Cornell or at another eduroam-participating institution) without having to log in for five years.

For Devices Using Certified Desktop

If you have a device using Certified Desktop follow the instructions to connect to eduroam for a MacOS or a Windows device.

For All Other Devices (Personal and Cornell-Owned)

Please use this link to get connected to the eduroam Wi-Fi network. You do not need to be on the Cornell campus to set up your device for eduroam using the SecureW2 onboarding tool.

You can check what devices you have enrolled on the My Computers page. (You must be on campus or use VPN to connect to MyComputers.)

Confidential Information and Wi-Fi

Secure wi-fi is required for certain types of data as stated in University Policy 5.10, Information Security. The eduroam network meets the requirements of this policy.

Guests From other Eduroam-Participating Institutions

Use eduroam for secure wi-fi connection on campus. Connect using your credentials from your home institution. You do not need to register as a guest or obtain Cornell credentials to use eduroam.

Internet of Things (Game Consoles, Internet TV, etc.)

If you need to connect an IOT device, or a device that doesn't support 802.1x, use RedRover

RedRover requires a Cornell NetID and password, as well as two-step login (Duo), for initial registration, and is available to Cornell students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.

Use these instructions to register IOT devices, or devices that don’t have a web browser. You must be on campus or connected through VPN to access the My Computers page.

Visitors (Alumni, Vendors, Family, etc.)

Register to use the Cornell-Visitor network. See these instructions for the Cornell-Visitor network for more information.

Support Contact:

Cornell IT Service Desk

Normal Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (Eastern Time)
Emergency Service Disruptions: After Hours Support


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