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How to Connect to Eduroam

Eduroam is the preferred Wi-Fi network for all Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students.
 
Visitors from eduroam-participating universities can obtain access to The University of Southern Mississippi's eduroam Wi-Fi using the usernames and passwords they use at their home institutions. Likewise, when you travel to participating institutions, you may use your University of Southern Mississippi w+ID#@usm.edu and CampusID password to log in to the network. Users must sign on to eduroam on their home campus before traveling to other campuses to get their security certificate enabled. You will need to sign on to eduroam with each device that you will be using so that the security certificate is enabled on each device.
 
Other guests who do not have a USM eduroam account or are not from eduroam-participating universities need to use USM Public access instead of eduroam.
 
These instructions are for devices that support WPA2 (username and password) authentication.
  • If you are located in campus housing and are trying to connect a device, such a TV or game console, that does not accept WPA2 authentication, please follow the instructions to register a gaming console or streaming device.
  • Connecting to a personally-owned wireless printer to eduroam is not recommended.

Connecting to eduroam

  1. On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all Wi-Fi networks that are available and in range.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
  3. Your device will prompt you to log in to the network using the following credentials:
    • Username: w+ID#@usm.edu
    • CampusID Password: Normal login password (same as email, SOAR, Canvas, etc.)
  4. Choose to select the security certificate, if prompted. You may be asked to accept the security certificate multiple times.

Note: If you are at participating eduroam institution, but have never logged into eduroam while on The University of Southern Mississippi campus, you will need to download eduroam via eduroam CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool).

Is your device asking you for additional information? Use the following settings.

  • Security: 802.1x EAP
  • EAP Method: PEAP
  • Phase-2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • On a Chrome book, this may sometimes need to be set to Automatic.
  • CA certificate: Use system certificates
  • Domain: usm.edu
  • Identity: w+ID#@usm.edu
  • Anonymous Identity: not needed, leave blank
  • Password: Your usual login password
  • Proxy Settings: none
  • IP Settings: DHCP

Updating Your Network Preferences

For the best Wi-Fi experience on campus, set eduroam as your preferred or default network on your device, and remove or forget former networks (such as USM Public). Since this process is device-specific, look up directions for how to forget a network and/or set a preferred or default network for your specific device. You may also need to forget your network if you have changed your password, and eduroam is not asking you to re-authenticate your credentials.

If you have questions updating these settings, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) or by visiting Cook Library 103, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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