Make the Switch: eduroam Replaces "Stanford Secure" Wireless Network
Stanford will say a final goodbye to its original encrypted wireless network, “Stanford Secure,” on March 22, 2021.
- If you currently use “Stanford Secure” and prefer to continue using an encrypted, authenticated wireless connection, switch to eduroam as soon as possible.
- This change will not impact the “Stanford” and “Stanford Visitor” networks. For more information about on-campus Wi-Fi, visit Wireless Networks and Services.
Start “eduroaming” at Stanford
To connect to eduroam, select eduroam from the list of available networks on your device. Then, delete or forget the “Stanford Secure” network.
With Cardinal Key, connecting to eduroam is automatic — you won’t need to enter a username or password. To take advantage of this seamless connectivity, you must use a Cardinal Key that was issued after Jan. 1, 2021, as these newer Cardinal Keys include the information necessary to connect to eduroam. The Cardinal Key website provides instructions for enrolling a macOS, iOS/iPadOS, or Windows device.
You can also authenticate to eduroam the old-fashioned way using your login as SUNetID@stanford.edu along with your SUNet password.
The benefits of eduroam
eduroam provides simple, secure connectivity from thousands of access points at universities worldwide. The eduroam network enables Stanford students, staff, and faculty who visit other participating educational institutions to connect to the internet securely using Cardinal Key or their Stanford login credentials.
Why is “Stanford Secure” being decommissioned?
Based on feedback from the Stanford community, University IT is consolidating wireless networks to simplify the user experience.
- Support is available to undergraduate and graduate students via their Peer Technology Specialists.
- Staff and faculty should contact their local IT team for assistance or submit a Help request.
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