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Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus.

Access the WiFi Network

Use the information below to connect and configure your wireless device. If you need assistance, contact IT Customer Care.


Important message about campus WiFi 

If you have questions about campus WiFi, including how to access it, please contact Fordham IT Customer Care (ITCC). Also, whenever you suspect there's an issue with campus WiFi, let ITCC know so we can investigate the problem.

All users of Fordham WiFi resources must adhere to the University’s Acceptable Uses of IT Infrastructure and Resources Policy, which is available on the University’s web pages. Certain devices and activities are prohibited from the wireless network. For current guidelines, consult the acceptable use policy for the wireless network.

Fordham University offers three WiFi services

  • Fordham All members of the Fordham community should use this network. Connect to it with your Fordham AccessIT ID and password. Once you’ve been authenticated by the network, you’ll have access to campus WiFi commensurate with your role at the University.
  • FordhamGuest Visitors to campus may use this network. It provides unprotected and insecure access to the Internet, allows basic web browsing, and is limited to Internet-available services. Do not use the network for the exchange of sensitive or personal information. 
  • eduroam Visitors from participating institutions in the eduroam network can connect to the eduroam wireless network on any of Fordham’s campuses. Equally, when Fordham University students, faculty, and staff visit participating institutions, they may use this network to connect to the Internet. How to use eduroam.

Note: Fordham's wireless network only supports devices that use a 5 GHz connection. Adaptors are available for students, faculty, and staff with laptops that do not support 5GHz. Contact IT Customer Care if you would like an adapter. (You will need to bring your laptop to the ITCC in order to have the adapter installed.)

Apple Computers for Fordham Faculty, Staff, and Students

Secure Network: Fordham (access available to Fordham faculty, staff and students)

    For Apple iOS X

    1. Click the WiFi icon in the menu bar
    2. Select the Fordham network
    3. Enter your AccessIT ID in username field and password and click Join.
    Mac OS wifi log in popup
    4. Click Continue to accept the certificate. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University's network.Mac OS certify certificate pop-up

    This process only has to be performed once. You will be asked to enter your Fordham credentials if your AccessIT ID and password changes.

    Android for Faculty, Staff and Students

    Secure Network: Fordham (access available to Fordham faculty, staff, and students)

    1. Swipe phone screen downwards
    2. Click on settings (wheel icon)
    3. Click on Connections
    4. Click on WiFi
    5. Choose Fordham from the list of available networks
    6. Enter your AccessIT ID (in the identity field) and password
    7. Choose Select certificate. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University's network.
    Android page showing EAP method to connect to Fordham wifi
    8. Under Domain type in fordham.edu.
    Android enter wifi domain page
    9. Click Connect.

    This entire process only has to be performed once. You will be asked to enter your Fordham credentials again if your AccessIT ID and password changes.

    Chromebooks

    Secure Network: Fordham (access available to Fordham faculty, staff, and students)

      For Chromebooks

      1. Click on Quick Settings Panel at the bottom right of your screen. Click the WiFi icon to show a list of wireless networks.
      Chrome settings panel
      2. Select Fordham from the list.
      Chrome network wifi options list
      Join WiFi network details page

       

      iOS and iPad OS for Faculty, Staff, and Students

      Secure Network: Fordham (access available to Fordham faculty, staff and students)

      1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
      2. Select Fordham from the list of available networks.
      3. At the next prompt, enter your Fordham AccessIT ID and password.
      4. Click "Trust" when the "Certificate" message appears. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University network.
      Apple iOS trust network page
      Note: On iOS versions 14.2 & 14.3, you may encounter a delay before the checkmark appears. You can disregard and begin browsing as the connection has been established. 
      Apple iOS Wifi connection pageApple iOS wifi connection page with successful connection

      This entire process only has to be performed once. You will only be asked to enter your Fordham credentials if your AccessIT ID and password changes.

      Windows Computers for Faculty, Staff and Students

      Secure Network: Fordham (access available to Fordham faculty, staff, and students)

        For Windows 10 computers.

        1. Select the wireless network icon or globe on the taskbar at the bottom right corner. The icon that appears depends on your current connection state.
        Windows 10 taskbar
        2. Select the Fordham WiFi network from the list
        3. Select Connect
        Windows 10 Wifi list
        4. At the prompt for username and password, enter your Fordham AccessIT ID password and select OKWindows 10 enter wifi name and password window
        5. Click Connect to accept the certificate. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University's network.
        Windows 10 continue connecting to wifi page
        Windows 10 successful connection pop-up
        This entire process only has to be performed once. You will be asked to enter your Fordham credentials again if your AccessIT ID password changes.

        Guest Access

        Guest Network: FordhamGuest

        1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi
        2. Select FordhamGuest and connect
        3. Click on the Accept button

        By choosing the “Accept” button, you indicate that you accept the risks associated with using the [Fordham Guest] network. Fordham is not responsible for any problems that might arise as a result of using this network.

         

        Game Consoles and Media Devices

        Fordham University allows connectivity to the network on all major game consoles and most media streaming devices (i.e., Roku, AppleTV, etc.). These devices are supported on both the wired and wireless network. Media streaming devices that require a P2P (Peer to Peer) connection between devices on the network, such as Chromecasts, are currently not supported. 

        Steps for connecting your devices are:

        For Wireless Devices

        1. Access the Multimedia Device Registration Form by logging in with your Fordham AccessIT ID and password.
        2. Navigate to your device's network settings and obtain the wireless MAC address (Use Google to search for instructions on getting this information for your device). 
        3. Complete the form and click on Submit.
        4. Your device will be registered within 1 – 2 business days.
        5. Once registered, connect your device to the FordhamGuest wireless network.

        For Wired Devices

        1. Connect your game console or media device to the wired ethernet jack in your dorm room.
        2. Confirm that you have network connectivity. If you encounter any problems, please contact IT Customer Care for further assistance.

        Registered devices will become inactive at the end of each year on June 30th.  You will need to re-register your device at the beginning of each year. You can start re-registering your device as soon as July 1st.

        Fordham IT highly recommends the use of the wired ethernet connection in your dorm room (instead of wireless) in order to ensure a more reliable connection.

        If you have any issues or questions, please contact IT Customer Care for assistance.

        Eduroam

        Fordham University is a member of eduroam (education roaming), a service that provides encrypted wireless network access at participating institutions throughout the world. Visit Fordham’s eduroam web page for more information and how to connect.