eduroam Wireless Network Comes to IIT

IIT has joined the eduroam (Education Roaming) community. IIT members that visit another eduroam participating university will be able to gain access to the wireless internet on their personal device, an in some cases additional local resources such as printers, without the need for a local user account at that university.

What is eduroam?

Originating in Europe, eduroam is a secure, worldwide internet access service developed for the international research and education community. With IIT’s participation in eduroam, students, researchers and staff can obtain internet connectivity across IIT’s campus as well as when visiting other participating institutions around the world.

How do I access eduroam?

IIT has provided the xpressconnect software that will configure your device to connect to eduroam. This should be done while you still have an internet connection prior to visiting the participating campus. You will need to be an active student, staff or faculty of IIT to access the service.

Where can I access eduroam?

eduroam has university access locations in many countries around the world. A detailed location map can be found here for the United States and the World. Current participating universities in the Chicago area include IIT, UIC, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Where can I find out more about eduroam?

Additional information on eduroam can be found at the following websites: and

How do I get technical support?

For any issues connecting to eduroam please contact your home institution, in this case IIT Support Desk, 312.567.3375. The institution you are visiting will not be able to provide support.