Wireless Network

eduroam is a collaborative network that allows students, staff, and faculty to access the Internet via encrypted wireless services at cooperating universities without the need for obtaining a guest account.  Eduroam allows a user visiting another institution to login using the same credentials they would at their home campus.


Gaining access to an organization’s WiFi network using eduroam:

  • Connect to the eduroam wireless network (eduroam SSID). Connection Information.
  • Connect using your username and append an @ symbol and the domain name of your institution. Example:  username@yourinstitution.ca
  • At UNBC that would be username@unbc.ca.  This looks like an email address but it is not; it is just a method to indicate your user ID and institution.
  • Use your UNBC password or that of your institution.  If you do not have a username and password at UNBC this connection will not function.
  • The first time you connect to eduroam, you will be prompted to verify a security certificate.  Once verified, you won’t have to verify the certificate on future connections.

Before connecting to another institution’s eduroam enabled WiFi network:

  • Set up and test your computer at your home institution first to make sure that it works before travelling.
  • Visit wificonnect.unbc.ca to setup your device.
  • Continue to use the UNBC WiFi network network while at UNBC as it is the primary wireless network on campus and provides direct access to internal resources whereas eduroam does not.