Eduroam is a secure, encrypted Wi-Fi network available at Cascadia and UW Bothell, and the preferred Wi-Fi connection method for Cascadia students, faculty and staff.
Eduroam (‘education roaming’) is a global wireless network access service for research and education that allows users from Cascadia to securely access the internet from any Eduroam-enabled institution throughout the world, including the UW. In addition, Eduroam provides visitors from participating institutions access to Cascadia’s wireless network and the internet, without needing guest credentials or additional configuration by the user or Cascadia Information Services.
Why use Eduroam?
Eduroam is the safest method of connection to Cascadia’s network on a Wi-Fi enabled device. Eduroam is a secure, encrypted Wi-Fi network, which utilizes 802.1X technology to provide unified access across campus, and provides secure user authentication via X.509 certificates and over-the-air encryption via WPA2 Enterprise.
Once configured, Eduroam gives seamless connectivity at over 30,000 participating locations around the world, including UWB, which means that, when you are moving about campus to buildings that host UW wireless (i.e. the Library or ARC), you won't need to log in again and you won't need to use your UW NetID for access.
Who Has Access to Eduroam?
Currently enrolled students (actively registered/taking a class) and all Cascadia employees have access to the Eduroam network. Eduroam is not available to past/graduated students or students who are not actively enrolled in coursework.
Which Devices Need to be Onboarded to use Eduroam?
Currently any laptop, phone or tablet that you would like to connect to the Eduroam network (including those that are issued from Cascadia Information Services) will need to complete the onboarding process.
Those using campus owned Macbooks will need to contact the I.S. Help Desk for assistance with configuring this service.
Connecting to Eduroam
If you are current student, faculty or staff at Cascadia, your Cascadia network account and password will allow you access to Eduroam once your device is configured to access the Eduroam network.
The JoinNow utility supports the most common devices and will help ensure that your device is properly and securely configured. During the onboarding process, your device will be granted a certificate that allows access to Eduroam that is valid for one year. After the certificate expires you will need to get a new certificate by going through the onboarding process with your device again. The SecureW2 system will email you a reminder to onboard before the certificate expires.
How to Access Eduroam
From any Internet Connection
To begin the process, configure your device using the SecureW2 JoinNow utility at Cascadia College Wireless Onboarding.
When on Campus
Connect to the "Cascadia Onboarding" wireless network from your laptop or mobile device to begin the process.
Connecting to Eduroam at other Institutions
Eduroam is available in over 30,000 worldwide locations.
- For locations in the USA, please visit Eduroam US Locator Map
- For locations outside of the USA, please visit Where Can I Eduroam?
If you configured Eduroam on your device before leaving the Cascadia campus, it should automatically connect to Eduroam when visiting a participating institution.
If you did not configure your device for Eduroam before leaving, please visit Cascadia College Wireless Onboarding.
Device Onboarding Guides
For more detailed, step by step instructions, please see the documents linked below:
- Onboarding Android Devices
- Onboarding Apple iOS Devices
- Onboarding Apple MacOS Devices
- Onboarding Windows Devices
If you are having difficulty getting your device onboarded or are having an issue connecting to Cascadia's Eduroam instance, please contact the Information Services Help Desk.
Campus Guest Wireless
Cascadia hosts an unauthenticated guest wireless network that provides internet only access. This wireless is ideal for visitors on campus for tours or events that do not have a Cascadia network account to use for the Eduroam wireless connection. If you are a Cascadia student or employee, it is recommended that you utilize the Eduroam connection as it has access to much more bandwidth and other on campus resources (i.e. printing and classroom assistive listening systems).
To connect to the guest wireless, please select "Cascadia-Guest" from the available wireless networks on your device and agree to the acceptable use policy on the captive portal.
If you are having difficulty connecting to Cascadia's guest wireless, please contact the Information Services Help Desk.