EECS-Secure Broadcast Ceases May 16
On Monday, May 16th, at 7AM we will cease public broadcast of the EECS-Secure wireless network. The network will continue to exist and devices already configured to use it will be able to continue to do so. However, it will not be available as a visible option to new devices which are not currently configured to connect to EECS-Secure. In other words, EECS-Secure will become a hidden SSID.
We recommend users of EECS-Secure begin transitioning to eduroam effective immediately. Information about how to connect to eduroam is available at:
Please read the full post below for more information.
eduroam and EECS-Secure are provided by the same infrastructure and radios, and provide equivalent levels of performance. During this academic year, approximately 1% of wireless client devices in the EECS service area used EECS-Secure. Reducing the number of SSIDs will allow us to provide better support, and will also provide a small performance increase. This change also helps us better align with broader campus wi-fi improvement goals.
Information about recent, current, and future wi-fi improvement projects can be found at:
EECS-Secure Retires in December
We plan to completely retire EECS-Secure in December 2022 during winter curtailment. The network will cease to be available for all clients at this time. Another announcement will be made later in the year with a precise date for the shutdown.
Issues using eduroam?
If you discover that something you use or connect to only works on EECS-Secure and not on eduroam, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide any information you can. We will work with you to locate the issue and help make the service available on eduroam.
If you need to connect a new device to EECS-Secure after May 16th, our helpdesk at 395 Cory Hall will be able to assist in manually connecting your device to EECS-Secure.
Future Retirement of EECS-PSK
bIT (formerly IST) is working to deploy a campus-wide PSK SSID which will serve the same purpose as EECS-PSK (i.e. connectivity for IoT or SoC type devices which cannot perform 802.1x authentication). We will not make any changes to EECS-PSK until the new campus-wide service is available, after which we will schedule and announce retirement dates for EECS-PSK. We currently expect the new campus service to become available in mid-to-late 2022.
Please remember that EECS-PSK is not a secure network and you should not use any devices with EECS-PSK that are capable of using EECS-Secure or eduroam. You should never use EECS-PSK on desktops, laptops, phones, or tablets.