New Wi-Fi Options Make it Easier to Connect

November 3, 2014

A message from Larry Conrad, AVC-IT & CIO

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce immediate availability of two new Wi-Fi connectivity options for faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors. The expanded Wi-Fi offerings will meet the needs of visiting researchers, staff, family, and other guests, who need to access the Internet while at UC Berkeley. These services are available at no cost.

What are my Wi-Fi options?

UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to continue using AirBears2 as their secure Wi-Fi connection to the Internet and campus information technology assets. In addition to using AirBears2 and AirBears, there are two new options to connect to the campus network:

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CalVisitor: basic Wi-Fi access for guests

The CalVisitor Wi-Fi service will provide a basic level of Wi-Fi access for those without a CalNet ID. Berkeley visitors (not visiting faculty or researchers) will be provided with the appropriate level of Internet access for their connectivity needs while on campus to check email and access the Internet.

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eduroam: full access to the UC Berkeley network for visiting researchers, students, and staff 

Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

Wi-Fi at Berkeley

The inclusion of these new Wi-Fi options in the campus IT service catalog is part of ongoing efforts to improve services and expand support for the needs of faculty, students, and staff. For instructions, coverage areas, support and technical information, view all campus Wi-Fi options.


Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor – IT and Chief Information Officer