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Wireless Services

Article ID: 180
Last updated: 27 Jan, 2021
Note: Apple and Android devices require you to disable private MAC addresses to connect to ECSU Wifi, follow the steps in Article 638: On-Campus Wifi for Mobile Devices and then return here for other instructions.

Eastern offers the following wireless signals:


These signals are provided for Eastern account holders only (students, faculty, and staff). Users can connect with their Eastern accounts for temporary access or register devices for the duration of the academic year. To use register your device,  please see Article 246: Connecting to Wi-Fi at Eastern and Finding Your Mac Address

If you experience trouble, and you have previously connected to these signals, you might have to tell your device to forget the signal before connecting again. Instructions on forgetting a network depend on your device:


Eduroam (educational roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming wireless access service developed for, and used by, the international research and education community. This reciprocal global authentication system enables Eastern students, faculty, and staff to securely access the eduroam wireless network at more than 6,000 participating locations worldwide. Additionally, visitors from any participating eduroam institution are able to securely connect to the eduroam wireless network at Eastern using their own credentials. This alleviates the need for visitors to obtain guest access accounts. As eduroam grows, more and more hotspots are appearing in additional places (libraries, museums, railway stations, coffee shops, etc).

Eastern Account Holders:

Eastern account holders can use Eduroam on campus in lieu of other wireless signals. Doing so will prepare your device to access Eduroam at other institutions provided you tell it to remember the connection and use your username@easternct.edu (students with something@my.easternct.edu should delete the my. in this case). Alternately, you can create a wireless profile manually using your account info and the following specifications:

  • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption Type: AES
  • EAP Type: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Visitors from other Eduroam institutions:

Your username (username@homeinstitution.edu) and password for your online identity are provided to you by your home institution (where you are enrolled in study or employed). Wherever you see eduroam appear in your list of Wi-Fi networks, you can use your account to get online. You may need to contact your home institution to make sure your device is prepared to connect to Eduroam. 

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