If you frequently travel to other educational campuses, you should set up your computer and device(s) to use the eduroam network. The eduroam network is a worldwide collaborative effort to make guest access easier for scholars visiting other higher educational campuses. It allows students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions to use their home campus credentials to receive wireless access at another participating campus. It's recommended you connect to eduroam when on Davidson's campus as well. The steps to connect to eduroam are below.
Connecting to eduroam
- On your laptop, start by confirming the hardware or software wireless switch is enabled and then log into Windows.
- In the lower right corner of your Windows desktop, left-click on the network icon (or signal strength bar) in the System Tray. In some versions of Windows, the network icon looks like this while, in others, it looks like this
- On the pop-up list of available networks, select eduroam and click on the Connect button.
- In the User name field, enter your full Davidson email address.
- In the Password field, enter your Davidson password.
- Click on the OK button.
- Click on the Connect button.
- Your device will now be connected to eduroam.
- In the lower right corner of your Windows screen, left-click on the network icon (also known as the signal strength bar) in the System Tray.
- On the pop-up list of available networks, select Network settings.
- Scroll down and select the Manage Wi-Fi settings option.
- Scroll down to the section entitled Manage known networks. Click on eduroam in the list of known networks.
- Click on the Forget button.
- Close the Manage Wi-Fi Settings dialog box.
- Return to the Connecting to eduroam section above and try again.