EECS Wireless FAQ
eduroam is the primary campus Wi-Fi network, and should be the first choice for anyone with a CalNet ID and for visitors from eduroam participating institutions. Long-term guests can be sponsored for a CalNet Guest Account, which grants access to eduroam.
CalVisitor is available for short-term visitors and guests, and provides limited network access.
EECS-PSK is available for EECS account holders to connect devices such as microcontrollers or SoCs that are not capable of connecting to eduroam. EECS-PSK is not considered secure due to the weak encryption and shared passphrase, and should not be used for most devices, such as laptops, desktops, phones, or tablets. A password must be entered into the user’s system by the helpdesk before the device can connect.
EECS-Secure is being phased out in favor of eduroam and should no longer be used unless necessary. If there is a reason you cannot use eduroam, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can investigate.
To use eduroam, you must first create a campus Wi-Fi Key using the Wi-Fi Keys application. If you do not already have network access, the CalVisitor wireless network can be used to set up your Wi-Fi Key.
When logging in to eduroam, use your CalNetID@berkeley.edu (e.g. email@example.com) as your username, and your Wi-Fi Key as the password.
Visitors from other eduroam participating institutions do not need to generate a Wi-Fi Key, and should instead use their credentials from their home institution.
Some devices may require additional information:
- Wireless Security: WPA2 Enterprise, with AES encryption
- EAP Method: PEAP
- Key Type: Automatic
- Phase2 Type: MSCHAPV2
- Domain: berkeley.edu
- Identity: yourCalnetID@berkeley.edu
- Password: (your Wi-Fi Key)
Short-term guests and visitors may use the CalVisitor wireless network, which does not require a password or CalNet ID, but provides only limited network access.
Visitors from eduroam participating institutions may log into eduroam using their credentials from their home institution.
Visitors requiring full or long-term network access should consider CalNet Guest Accounts, which grant access to eduroam.
Guests who need assistance getting their laptops online should ask their sponsors to provide them with technical support. Sponsors can hire CUSG for this purpose.