eduroam - Accessing eduroam

This document gives UW-Madison NetID users a brief description of eduroam and a link to the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT).


What is eduroam?

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. UW-Madison is member of eduroam, so you can use your NetID credentials at any eduroam-enabled school and get instant network connectivity. This also means visitors from participating schools can get wireless network connectivity at UW-Madison, and UW-Madison users can use it at other eduroam institutions.

How do I access and set up eduroam?

Click the link below to the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) from the device you'd like to connect.

The tool automatically detects your device's operating system (OS), and provides the installer that matches. You will also have the option to choose another installer to download for other operating systems.

How do I log in to eduroam?

UW-Madison users must use their fully-scoped NetID, or essentially the NetID email address. The domain, ',' must be added to the username, or the connection will fail.


Password: NetID password

Additional Information

For more information about eduroam, please visit

For more information about the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool, please visit

If the Configuration Assistant Tool is not correctly detecting your system, you can follow manual instructions at eduroam - First Time Setup. Note: We highly recommend using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool first.

For additional help setting up and using eduroam, please Get Help from DoIT.

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