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Wireless Access

Wireless Network Options

Boise State offers two choices for wireless networking, and an additional wireless network in University Housing locations.

Eduroam at Boise State

Boise State students, faculty and staff should use the eduroam wireless network.

Eduroam is an encrypted, secure wireless network requiring you to authenticate once with your Boise State username and password.

You will not have to authenticate again until the next time you reset your password.

We recommend you use eduroam when accessing sensitive, personal, and/or financial data, including Boise State data for school or work, and BroncoPrint wireless printing.

In addition to accessing University services, eduroam allows you to access wireless networks at other universities and colleges who also use eduroam (and vice-versa).


The Bronco-Guest wireless network is designed to allow open access to internet resources for seven days at a time. Bronco-Guest does not require a username or password; therefore it is an unsecured network.

The Bronco-Guest network is intended for friends and guests of Boise State.

Because this network is unsecured, we recommend Boise State students, faculty and staff use the eduroam wireless network instead.

Anyone can access Bronco-Guest, but we recommend the service never be used when sensitive, personal and/or financial data are transmitted as there always exists the possibility unscrupulous people on the network may employ malicious tools or methods to capture such information.


Residents and guests in Housing and Residence Life must use SafeConnect for wireless internet access.

For information about how to install SafeConnect, visit

For questions about SafeConnect, please contact Housing and Residence Life Desk Services, or the Help Desk.

Need Assistance?

For questions about wireless networking, contact the Help Desk at 208-426-4357, or email