Wi-Fi Services

Wi-Fi connectivity is generally available throughout most buildings on campus as well as in UC Berkeley-affiliated buildings located off-site with an expansion effort underway. Options for Wi-Fi access include eduroam, Airbears2, and CalVisitor. We recommend using eduroam but the comparison table below provides all campus Wi-Fi options.

Which option is best for you?

eduroam logo AirBears2 logo CalVisitor logo

Description

The recommended Wi-Fi service to use while on campus is eduroam. Available in almost all buildings across UC Berkeley, eduroam is a secure, authenticated service which provides network access on campus and at many institutions throughout the world. Learn more

A secure, authenticated service for campus network access. Airbears2 is available in most buildings across campus.

CalVisitor provides a basic level of Wi-Fi access for those without a CalNet ID or sponsored guest account.

Availability
Campus and Visitors (from other institutions) Campus Visitors (no passphrase required)
Get Connected

1. If you do not yet have an Airbears2/Wi-Fi key use your CalNet passphrase to login to the Wi-Fi Keys website then follow the instructions provided. Learn more

2. Select eduroam as your Wi-Fi network, accept the certificate that is offered (this secures the association process), and login with your eduroam ID using your AirBears2 Wi-Fi key as the password. Once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area that it is provided.

Note: Your eduroam ID is your CalNet ID followed by @ berkeley.edu, for example, if your CalNet ID is oski, you should enter "oski@ berkeley.edu"

1. If you do not yet have an Airbears2/Wi-Fi key use your CalNet passphrase to login to the Wi-Fi Keys website then follow the instructions provided. Learn more

2. Select Airbears2 as your Wi-Fi network, accept the certificate that is offered (this secures the association process), and login with your CalNet ID using your AirBears2 Wi-Fi key as the password. Once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use AirBears2 whenever you are within an area that it is provided (inside almost all Campus buildings).

To access CalVisitor, configure your Wi-Fi enabled device to select CalVisitor as the SSID for their wireless networking needs.

Note: CalVisitor provides limited service for general visitors to campus. Visitors on campus for collaboration can request guest access to eduroam from their campus sponsor or contact.

Web-Based Authentication No No No

Secure Access (One-Time Login)


Yes Yes No
Encrypted Wireless Traffic Yes Yes No
Access Campus Resources
(e.g. bConnected, Digital Library, bCourses, etc.)
Yes Yes No

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