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About eduroam


eduroam is the wireless service used on campus for current students, faculty and staff. It is available in every building and many outdoor spaces on campus. 

Students, faculty and employees should connect their laptops, tablets and smart phones to eduroam. This secure wireless network is connected to a roaming access service shared by many educational and research organizations around the world. Once your device is logged in, you can connect securely at participating institutions worldwide without having to reenter your credentials – just like a wireless Hotspot. All current students, faculty and employees can login to this network, as well as visitors from other eduroam institutions. Devices that can not be connected to eduroam, such as gaming and media streaming devices, should be connected to Hofstra Guest.

Please be sure to check out Hofstra's acceptable use guidelines before using the university's wireless services.

How do I connect?


General instructions

  1. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks. When prompted, enter your Hofstra Portal username in one of the formats below:
    • students\HofstraPortalUsername@hofstra.edu – if your primary role is a student (i.e. students\h702123456@hofstra.edu)
      OR
    • employees\HofstraPortalUsername@hofstra.edu – if your primary role is an employee (i.e. employees\h702123456@hofstra.edu)
  2. Your eduroam password is the same as your Hofstra Portal password.

  3. The first time you connect, remember to trust or accept the certificate that says secure.hofstra.edu issued by SSL.com.

Note: The”@hofstra.edu” in the username login is NOT associated with an email address. It enables authentication of your login through Hofstra, and ensures a seamless wireless connection at participating institutions.

Detailed instructions

Institutions that use eduroam in our area


Adelphi, Columbia, Stony Brook and N.Y.U. are among the growing list of over 400 institutions that use eduroam. Visit eduroam's official website for a full list.



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