Montclair State University faculty, staff and students and visitors from participating eduroam institutions can securely access the eduroam wireless network at Montclair State University and more than 5,000 participating institutions. Montclair State University users access the eduroam network with their NetID and password (i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org). Montclair users should not use the following email format: “email@example.com”, when connecting to eduroam. It is strongly recommended that users access eduroam on campus at Montclair State University before traveling to other campuses to get their security certificate enabled. This should be performed for each device in order to enable the security certificate on each device.
Similarly, visitors from eduroam-participating institutions can obtain access to Montclair State University’s eduroam WiFi network using the login credentials provided by their home institution. Visitors experiencing issues connecting to Montclair State University’s eduroam network are directed to contact their home institution to resolve any authentication issues encountered.
Is eduroam safe?
eduroam is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots.
Be aware though that when using the general Internet at an eduroam hotspot, the local site security measures at that hotspot will apply to you as well. For example, the firewall settings at the visited place may be different from those you are used to at home, and as a guest you may have access to fewer services on the Internet than you have at home.
eduroam will never show a webpage asking for your username and/or password. This is a sign that someone is attempting to hijack your password – do not use any network that requests this information.
eduroam uses 802.1x which provides end-to-end encryption to ensure that your private user credentials are only available to Montclair State University. The Montclair State University certificate is the only point you need to trust regardless of who operates the intermediate infrastructure.
International Travel Advisories
International travelers should limit the amount of sensitive information that is stored on or accessible to any mobile device taken on the trip, and travelers should avoid contact with the Montclair network in general, specifically when traveling to high risk countries (see U.S. State Department’s Alerts and Warnings).
Traveling internationally can pose significant risks to information stored on or accessible through computers, tablets and smartphones. Some of the risk is associated with increased opportunities for the loss or theft of the device and just merely the distraction of traveling. Additionally, our devices are put at risk because they will use networks that may be managed by entities that monitor and capture network traffic for competitive or malicious purposes.
Connecting to eduroam
The following instructions have been provided to assist users connect to eduroam: