Wireless Network Access

UC Davis provides the eduroam wireless network service to the campus community to allow computers to connect wirelessly to the campus computer network and Internet. eduroam is available in the residence hall areas and throughout campus.

How to Log Into Eduroam

A kerberos login ID and passphrase are required to connect to eduroam. Your eduroam login is your UC Davis login (Kerberos) ID plus “@ucdavis.edu.” (Please note that this may not necessarily be the same as your UC Davis email address.)

For more information about eduroam, please visit wireless.ucdavis.edu.

Eduroam Locations in the Residence Halls

eduroam is available in-room to all residents of:

  • Segundo (all residence halls)
  • Tercero (all residence halls)
  • Emerson Hall and Thoreau Hall in Cuarto
  • Primero Grove (all buildings)

eduroam is available in the following public locations in the residence halls:

  • Maya Angelou Room (Cuarto DC)
  • Regan Main
  • Segundo and Tercero Academic Advising Centers
  • First floor television lounge in the Tercero Services Center
  • Segundo High Rise First Floor Lounges & Study Rooms
  • Alder Study Room
  • Miller Study Room
  • Thompson Main Lounge
  • Webster & Emerson Study Rooms

Device Compatibility

The campus wireless network, Eduroam, uses advanced security known as 802.1x that encrypts all traffic and requires both a user name and password. With the exception of computers, smartphones and tablets, most consumer wireless electronic products do not work with a network using 802.1x security, which means these devices cannot connect to the eduroam network.

Examples of devices that aren't compatible with eduroam include gaming consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and wireless printers. Those who wish to connect these devices to the network should use the wired Ethernet ports available in the residence halls or, in the case of printers, connect them directly to a computer with a USB (or similar) connection.

Note: Student Housing provides printer access in the Computer Centers so you don't need to bring your own printer.

Personal Wireless Networks

Student Housing policy does not allow personal wireless access points (WAPs) to be installed in locations where eduroam is available because WAPs will create interference with eduroam service. As we continue to renovate our facilities, we will continue to expand eduroam coverage.

If your residence hall does not have eduroam service, you may install a personally-owned wireless access device. For the 2016-2017 academic year, this is only allowed in Webster Hall. RCA assistance is available to help with setup, and self-help instructions are available on the wireless setup webpage.

You are responsible for all network traffic that goes through your network port, including wireless communications, and it's your responsibility to ensure your wireless network is secure. You really don't want to get a first DMCA violation, especially because of someone else's actions, because a second DMCA violation will lead to permanent port deactivation—no network access at all—and even the loss of the privilege to use the campus wireless network. Be sure to practice safe and secure computing when using your personal wireless device (enable encryption, do not share the login password, etc.).

Retired Networks

eduroam replaced moobilenetx after spring quarter 2015

During summer break, the residence halls converted over to the campus-wide eduroam network from moobilenetx. This is the next step in consolidating wireless services throughout campus. For more information, please visit wireless.ucdavis.edu.

moobilenetx replaced ResNetX after fall quarter 2014

Over winter break, Communications Resources retired the SSID resnetx, which only appeared in Residence Halls, and replaced it with the campuswide moobilenetx. All other SSIDs remained the same. Communications Resources instituted this change as a first step at consolidating wireless services throughout the campus. For information on configuring a device to use campus wireless, please visit wireless.ucdavis.edu.