Campus WiFi

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests

Overview

The University offers three WiFi services: Fordham, FordhamGuest, and eduroam for devices with a 5 GHz connection.

Connect

For instructions on how to connect, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

  • Fordham A secure network for all members of the Fordham community with a Fordham username and password. 
  • FordhamGuest For visitors to campus. Provides unprotected and insecure access to the Internet, 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 5 GHz. Contact the IT Service Desk if you would like an adapter. You will need to bring your laptop to the Service Desk in order to have the adapter installed.

Ask for help

If you have questions about campus WiFi, including how to access it, please contact the . Also, whenever you suspect there's an issue with campus WiFi, let the Service Desk know so we can investigate the problem.

Acceptable Use Policy

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.

  • Secure network: Fordham

    Guests of Fordham should use the "FordhamGuest" network and follow those instructions located elsewhere on this page.

    For use with Apple iOS X.

    1. Click the WiFi icon in the menu bar
    2. Select the Fordham network
    3. Enter your Fordham username and password and click Join.
  • Secure Network: Fordham

    Guests of Fordham should use the "FordhamGuest" network and follow those instructions located elsewhere on this page. 

    1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
    2. Select Fordham from the list of available networks.
    3. At the next prompt, enter your Fordham username and password.
    4. Click "Trust" when the "Certificate" message appears. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University network.
     
    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. 
     
    You will need enter your Fordham credentials only if your Fordham username or password changes.
  • Secure Network: Fordham

    Guests of Fordham should use the "FordhamGuest" network and follow those instructions located elsewhere on this page.

    For Windows 10 or higher.

    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.
    2. Select the Fordham WiFi network from the list
    3. Select Connect
    4. At the prompt for username and password, enter your Fordham credentials and select OK
    5. Click Connect to accept the certificate. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University's network.

    You will need to enter your Fordham credentials again if your Fordham username password changes.

  • Secure Network: Fordham

    Guests of Fordham should use the "FordhamGuest" network and follow those instructions located elsewhere on this page.

    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 Fordham username (in the identity field) and password
    7. Choose Select certificate. The certificate provides validation and encryption to the University's network.
    8. Under Domain type in fordham.edu.
    9. Click Connect.

    You will be need to enter your Fordham credentials again if your Fordham username password changes.

  • Secure Network: Fordham

    Guests of Fordham should use the "FordhamGuest" network and follow those instructions located elsewhere on this page.

    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.
    2. Select Fordham from the list.
     
    You will need to enter your Fordham credentials again if your password changes.
     
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 username 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 the IT Service Desk 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.

    Info Tech 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 the IT Service Desk for assistance.

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