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. For the most stable and secure connection, eduroam is the primary Wi-Fi service providing students, faculty, and staff access to the campus network (be sure to drop other Wi-Fi options in your list). Devices incompatible with eduroam can use the Berkeley-IoT Wi-Fi network. Visitors who do not have eduroam access can use Berkeley-Visitor for basic internet access. View the comparison chart below to see which Wi-Fi option is best for you.

Campus Wi-Fi Options

Which option is best for you?


Berkeley-IoT (Internet of Things)



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

Berkeley IoT is the eduroam equivalent Wi-Fi access for devices that do not support the username and password-based authentication in use by eduroam. Available where eduroam can be found.

Berkeley-Visitor provides a basic level of Wi-Fi access for those without a CalNet ID.
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Berkeley-Visitor is the new and improved replacement for CalVisitor. Both will run concurrently through the abatement of CalVisitor scheduled for spring 2023.

Availability Faculty, staff, students, and associates (anyone with a CalNet ID) and Visitors (from other eduroam participating institutions) Faculty, staff, students, and associates (anyone with a CalNet ID) Visitors (no passphrase required)
Get Connected

Choose “eduroam” from the Wi-Fi network options on your device.

Follow instructions to connect based on the device you are using:

Once you have set up eduroam the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area where it is provided.

See also: Create an eduroam account

Note: your Berkeley-IoT shared secrets will not work on the eduroam Wi-Fi network.

Try connecting your device to eduroam first.

If your device is not compatible, or the IoT network is a better fit for its use, choose “Berkeley-IoT” from the Wi-Fi network options on your device and follow these steps to connect.

See also: Berkeley-IoT FAQ

Note: Your eduroam account will not work on the Berkeley-IoT Wi-Fi network.

You can access Berkeley-Visitor by selecting it from the list of available networks and accepting the terms of service page.

Note: Berkeley-Visitor 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 Yes

Secure Access (One-Time Login)


Please note eduroam by itself is not appropriate for Protection Level 3 and 4 data. Devices requiring access to, or transmission of, P3 and P4 data must use the bSecure Remote Access Service (GlobalProtect) in addition to eduroam to ensure compliance with data protection requirements.

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


Yes No
Get Help

If you need to reset your eduroam password or create a new account for eduroam or Berkeley-IoT, use your CalNet ID to log into the Wi-Fi key website to manage Wi-Fi accounts

If you have issues connecting to eduroam or Berkeley-IoT, try rebooting your device and go through these steps again. If this does not resolve connectivity please contact us for help:

Berkeley-Visitor is an unsupported service provided for the convenience of visitors to the university. If faculty, staff, students, or affiliates with CalNet ID's are having issues please reach out to your appropriate support group to find help connecting to eduroam or Berkeley-IoT.

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