- Which wireless network should I use?
- How do I log in to eduroam?
- 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?
Which wireless network should I use?
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 may also be sponsored for a CalNet Guest Account, which grants access to eduroam.
EECS-Secure is also available for EECS account holders (faculty, staff, and graduate students) but should only be used when eduroam is not sufficient (i.e. to reach network resources that are not accessible from outside the EECS network). EECS-Secure will be phased out in 2022, so we encourage our EECS-Secure users to begin switching to eduroam.
EECS-PSK is available for EECS account holders to connect devices such as microcontrollers or SoCs that are not capable of connecting to eduroam or EECS-Secure. EECS-PSK should not be used for most devices, such as laptops, desktops, phones, or tablets, as it is significantly less secure than eduroam and EECS-Secure.
How do I log in to eduroam?
To use eduroam, you must first create a campus Wi-Fi Key using the Wi-Fi Keys application. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
How do I get access to the EECS wireless network?
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 account holders may register their device for use on the production wireless network by filling out a network access request. Detailed information about device registration can be found here.
Are guests able to use the wireless network?
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. Guests requiring full network access should consider CalNet Guest Accounts (which grant access to eduroam) or EECS accounts (which grant access to EECS-Secure).
Visitors from eduroam participating institutions may log into eduroam using their credentials from their home institution.
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. 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.