Davidson's main wireless (wi-fi) network is eduroam. Besides providing you with wi-fi access on campus, eduroam helps you access the internet when you visit the thousands of other colleges, universities and institutions worldwide that also offer the eduroam network.
Once your computer, phone, tablet or other device has joined eduroam, you'll be able to access internet resources automatically at participating locations just as you do at Davidson.
How does eduroam work?
When you join a device to the eduroam network, you'll be asked for a username and password. Enter your email address (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) as your username, along with your campus network password.
At Davidson, eduroam is the main wi-fi network for students, faculty, staff, and visitors from eduroam member schools.
When your device finds the eduroam network outside of Davidson, your username and password are used to verify your identity. When roaming, Davidson's servers verify both your password and identity to the institution you're visiting. You'll have basic internet access and may need to use VPN to access some Davidson services.
Where can I find eduroam?
Within North Carolina, most UNC system schools, Duke and Wake Forest provide eduroam access.
How do I configure my device for eduroam?
Is eduroam secure?
Eduroam is a more secure option than guest wi-fi networks you might typically find in coffee shops or airports.
- While your Davidson password authenticates you, that information is not provided to roaming institutions. Your password is secured (encrypted) between your computer and Davidson's servers. Partner institutions only receive your email address to identify your use of their network.
- Once authenticated, your wi-fi traffic is encrypted between your computer and the wireless access point, reducing the risk of eavesdropping.
For additional security and privacy on any wireless network, faculty and staff may consider using Davidson's VPN service in "tunnel" mode to encrypt and redirect all traffic via Davidson's network.
What information is provided to institutions where I use eduroam?
- If preferred, Davidson can disable your account from roaming on the eduroam network. (As eduroam is the primary wi-fi network on campus, you will still use eduroam when at Davidson, but roaming will be disabled.)
Contact the T&I Support Center to opt out of eduroam roaming.