- How do I get access to the EECS wireless network?
- Are guests able to use the wireless network?
- What areas are covered?
- What wireless protocols are supported?
- How do I connect to the EECS-Secure network?
- I need to do wireless-related research in Soda or Cory Hall. Is this allowed? What do I have to do?
How do I get access to the EECS wireless network?
While there is only one set of physical Access Points deployed within EECS, the enterprise-grade technology allows us to provide several different wireless networks.
The EECS wireless networks are reserved for EECS department members (faculty, staff, graduate students, visiting faculty, and so forth). Undergraduate students generally do not fall into this category unless a faculty member sponsors their research account. EECS department members may request access to the production wireless network by filling out a network access request.
Undergraduate students may use eduroam.
eduroam is the preferred campus-wide wireless network available to all members of the UC Berkeley community, as well as visitors from participating institutions. The campus also offers AirBears2 and CalVisitor wireless networks.
To use eduroam or AirBears2, you need a campus Wi-Fi key. Use the Wi-Fi Keys application to generate this passphrase. Visitors from other eduroam-participating institutions do not need to generate a key, and should instead use their credentials from their home institution.
Are guests able to use the wireless network?
Guests and visitors may use the CalVisitor wireless network. This network does not require a password or CalNet ID.
Please note that systems on the CalVisitor wireless network are excluded from directly accessing EECS systems aside from http/https and ssh services (running on the standard ports). For guests requiring full access to local systems, AirBears2/eduroam or EECS research accounts are better alternatives.
What areas are covered?
The EECS networks cover all of Soda, Cory, and Sutardja Dai Halls, the Calvin Lab, parts of Hearst Memorial Mining Building, the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Jacobs Hall, and the Blum Center.
What wireless protocols are supported?
|802.11g/n (2.4GHz)||802.11a/n/ac/ax (5GHz)||Encryption||Authentication|
|EECS-Secure||Y||Y||WPA2-Enterprise + AES||EECS AD + MAC Registration|
|EECS-PSK||Y||Y||WPA2-PSK + AES||MAC Registration|
|AirBears2||Y||Y||WPA2-Enterprise + AES||CalNet ID + campus Wi-Fi key|
|eduroam||Y||Y||WPA2-Enterprise + AES||CalNet ID + campus Wi-Fi key|
Note: 802.11b support was discontinued on EECS networks as of 2012-01-31.
On the “EECS-PSK” WLAN, systems must support WPA2-PSK with AES encryption. The key is not public; please visit the helpdesk to have your device configured.
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.
I need to do wireless-related research in Soda or Cory Hall. Is this allowed? What do I have to do?
Research groups desiring to do wireless experiments should obtain approval from the CNIL committee first, and should limit their experiments to off hours and weekends. They should notify in writing users in EECS about their experiments so people are aware of possible interference.