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WiFi Network Comparison

Features of Fordham's Wireless Networks



eduroam (when Fordham travelers use it at another eduroam institution) eduroam (for guests using it at Fordham) Additional Information
May be used by any member of the Fordham community. X Not recommended X   Fordham University members should use Fordham-S for the most secure and fastest experience. Fordham Guest is not a secure network.
May be used by any eduroam member   X   X Eduroam guest users should use and automatically connect to the eduroam network.
May be used by any unaffiliated guest   X      
Requires one-time download of a wizard that configures the device to connect to the selected wireless network     X   Eduroam guests must follow their home institution's instructions for accessing the network.
May be used by wireless-ready devices (mobile devices, tablets, and computers) X X X X  
Provides a secure connection to the Internet X   X X Communication on the network, via a secure or public login, is encrypted. With a secure login, the encryption key is uniquely based on your individual password, which provides a higher level of secure communications. With a public login, you share the same encryption key with all other devices on the network.
Once a device has successfully connected to the network, the connection will be valid on all campuses, in all buildings X X   X Students, faculty, and staff who use the secure network will only be asked to authenticate again with their Fordham credentials if they change their AccessIT ID password. Users of the public network will need to agree to the acceptable use policy on a daily basis.
Once a device has successfully connected to the network, the connection will be valid at all eduroam-participating institutions     X X List of participants can be found here: (NON-Fordham users' experiences may vary based on their home institution's policies)
Requires AccessIT ID and password for access X   X    
Requires access granted by home eduroam institution       X The user's login experience and support is managed by their home institution.
Provides a one-time installation of the network certificate used to authenticate who you are.     X   Your device and OS will be automatically detected and your installation experience will be tailored accordingly. If you are no longer a member of the Fordham community, the certificate is no longer valid and may be manually removed.
You must have the administrative ability to make changes to your computer X   X    
Guest institution provides Internet connection     X