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Eduroam Onboarding Guides

Click on your operating system below to view instructions for setting up eduroam on your device via our onboarding utility – onboard.wifi.uw.edu.

Instructions may change from time to time, so if you’re unsure, please contact UW-IT

macOS 10.13.6

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://onboard.wifi.uw.edu.
  2. Click the “JoinNow” button to begin the onboard software download.
  3. Open the download location and double click the “UW-eduroam-setup.dmg” file. When prompted, press the “Open” button to launch the software.
  4. Enter your NetID and password in to the appropriate fields.
  5. Enter your local user password for your Mac. This is the same password you use to login to your Mac.
  6. Enter your local user password a second time and press “Always Allow”.
  7. The eduroam profile setup is now complete and you can click “Done” to close the onboard application.
  8. Once setup completes you can delete the “UW-eduroam-setup.dmg” file. When your device is in range of an eduroam network it will automatically associate.

Windows 10

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://onboard.wifi.uw.edu.
  2. Click the “JoinNow” button to begin the onboard software download.
  3. Open the download location and double click the “UW-eduroam-setup.exe” file.
  4. Enter your NetID and password in to the appropriate fields.
  5. The eduroam profile setup is now complete and you can click “Done” to close the onboard application.
  6. Once setup completes you can delete the “UW-eduroam-setup.exe” file. When your device is in range of an eduroam network it will automatically associate.

iOS 12.3.1

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://onboard.wifi.uw.edu.
  2. Enter your NetID and press the “JoinNow” button to begin the onboard.
  3. Press “Allow” when prompted about the configuration download.
  4. Press “Close” when prompted that the profile has been downloaded.
  5. Review the settings page then press the “Home” button.
  6. From the Home screen, press “Settings”.
  7. Press the”Profile Downloaded” button.
  8. Press the “Install” button at the top right.
  9. Enter your lock screen passcode.
  10. Press “Install”.
  11. Enter your password for your NetID, then press “Next” in the top right.
  12. Press the “Done” button in the top right.
  13. Press the “General” button in the top left.
  14. Press the “Wi-Fi” button, select the “eduroam” WiFi network and your device will associate to the WiFi network. This step only needs to be completed once after the first onboard.
  15. When your device is in range of an eduroam network it will automatically associate.

Android 10

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://onboard.wifi.uw.edu.
  2. Press the “Download” button to open the Google Playstore.
  3. Press the “Install” button to install the SecureW2 JoinNow software.
  4. Press “Open” to load the onboarding software.
  5. Press “Yes, allow location”
  6. Press “Allow only while using the app”
  7. Enter your NetID and password then press “Continue”.
  8. Click “Done”
  9. Once setup completes, do not uninstall the SecureW2 JoinNow software as the latest versions of Android will also remove the eduroam profile.
  10. When your device is in range of an eduroam network it will automatically associate.

Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://onboard.wifi.uw.edu.
  2. Click the “JoinNow” button to begin the onboard script download.
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. Assuming your download location is in your Home directory, run the following commands.

    cd Downloads
    chmod +x SecureW2_JoinNow.run
    ./SecureW2_JoinNow.run
  5. Enter your NetID and password and press the “Enter” key.
  6. When your device is in range of an eduroam network it will automatically associate.
Last reviewed September 19, 2019