BGSU Wireless Networks

BGSU provides a variety of wireless networks/SSIDs to campus, each with their own recommended use cases. The recommended network for all BGSU faculty, staff and students is eduroam (for general internet use). The eduroam network encrypts all traffic and keeps the user logged in indefinitely, or until they change their BGSU password. Please use the tabs below to determine which network is best suited for your needs.

eduroam is a secure, global wireless network access service created specifically for the research and education community and is the recommended wireless network for use with computers, smart phones and tablets for all BGSU faculty, staff and students.

Authenticate using your BGSU email address and password and you can stay logged into the network indefinitely (or until your BGSU password changes). This network is extremely safe and secure, and encrypts all traffic.

Eduroam also allows users from participating academic institutions to securely access the internet at any other eduroam participating locations.

Visitors to our campus from participating organizations can log on to BGSU's wireless network while on the BGSU campus by searching for wireless networks and selecting the available eduroam option. They will be prompted to login using their home institution's email address and password.

Information on connecting your device to the eduroam network

WHAT DEVICES SHOULD USE IT?

Computers
Smart Phones
Tablets
Gaming Devices
Streaming Devices

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

Students
Faculty
Staff
eduroam Universities
Guests

The bgsu network is an unencrypted wireless network. Encryption is still supported to websites and VPN, if available.

WHAT DEVICES SHOULD USE IT?

Computers
Smart Phones
Tablets
Gaming Devices
Streaming Devices

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

Students
Faculty
Staff
eduroam Universities
Guests

BGSU-Guest is similar to the bgsu network, but is specifically for guests visiting Bowling Green State University that do not have access to eduroam . Examples of those who should use the BGSU-Guest network are parents/guardians, friends, colleagues on campus for a short time period, students attending a campus visit, guests attending campus events, etc.

Bandwidth and content access on this network is restricted.

WHAT DEVICES SHOULD USE IT?

Computers
Smart Phones
Tablets
Gaming Devices
Streaming Devices

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

Students
Faculty
Staff
eduroam Universities
Guests

ResMediaNet is only available within campus residence halls and is used to connect devices to the network such as gaming systems, streaming devices, and SmartTVs.

Connect your device now!

WHAT DEVICES SHOULD USE IT?

Computers
Smart Phones
Tablets
Gaming Devices
Streaming Devices

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

Students
Faculty
Staff
eduroam Universities
Guests