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Information Technology joins global Wi-Fi network

UT faculty, staff and students can use their school authentication credentials for secure Internet access anywhere on campus and at most schools around the world.

That’s because the Information Technology Department is participating in the eduroam — educational roaming — wireless network access service.

This is a new wireless network that is available in academic areas, residences halls and administrative buildings.

“This service has two main components — a new wireless network at all of our locations, and reciprocal access to this wireless network wherever it is being offered around the world,” Michael J. Firsdon, manager of network operations, said.

Eduroam allows UT students, faculty and staff to securely access its wireless network off campus at thousands of participating locations across the globe.

In turn, guests at The University of Toledo from other participating institutions can securely connect to the eduroam wireless network here using their own credentials to access the Internet.

University of Toledo users can connect to the eduroam wireless network on campus and other eduroam locations using their UTAD username followed by @rockets.utoledo.edu (for example, jsmith@rockets.utoledo.edu) and their password.

“I was at the University of Minnesota recently and was able to connect to the Internet using my UT credentials,” Dominic D’Emilio, senior director of network services and technical support, said. “This is a great feature, and we’re excited to share the news with the campus community.”

Further instructions can be found here.