Oct. 18, 2019 — Over the past 18 months, our UF Health IT Services teams have worked with UF Information Technology (UFIT) to migrate users to a new wireless network: “eduroam.”
Eduroam is a tool used in academia to support global Wi-Fi roaming. Locally, the secure wireless network provides convenient internet access for faculty, staff, residents and students on our university properties — including academic, research, clinical and administrative facilities across Gainesville and Jacksonville. Internationally, it supports Wi-Fi service for users in research and higher education locations all over the world.
Last year, our IT teams asked users to start migrating from the original “uf wireless” network to make eduroam UF’s new standard, secure Wi-Fi network. The uf wireless network will be turned off on Sunday, Oct. 27, to complete this transition.
Get ready! Please connect any personal devices you use at work (mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) still using the uf wireless network over to the eduroam Wi-Fi network before Oct. 27.
- On your device, go to ufl.edu
- Select “JOIN WIRELESS”
- Enter your UF Gatorlink credentials
- Use your usual network userid and password you use to log into your workstation and tools:
- UF Health Shands employees (email@example.com)
- UF Health faculty and staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Follow the instructions to complete your connection to eduroam.
Some things to note:
- The eduroamnetwork does not replace or provide the same access as the “ufhealth”wireless network. Do not move devices currently connected to the ufhealthwireless network to eduroam. This is the corporately managed wireless network best used for work-issued laptops and tablets.
- Eduroam is available internationally! Check out a full list of locations.
- Note: The eduroam Wi-Fi network is also accessible at the Gainesville Regional Airport to support our well-traveled academic community.
- Patients and visitors should use our free Wi-Fi network “ufhealthguest” and follow prompts to accept the “Acceptable Use Policy” and connect without a password. (This network is not secure and not recommended for our faculty and staff.)