Welcome2bing - Getting Connected to Binghamton University Wireless (Wi-Fi) use JOINNOW

Student, Faculty, or Staff  - To connect a device to the busecure wireless network for the first time:

  • Choose welcome2bing in the list of available wireless networks and connect.
  • If a window does not automatically open manually launch a browser and click on the link 'Click here and use JoinNow'  to automatically configure wireless devices for busecure.
  • To run JoinNow on OS X Yosemite or El Capitan you may have to close the JoinNow 'Downloading Application' window leaving the Safari browser window in the background open. After a few seconds the .dmg file will download from the browser. You can also refresh the browser to launch the download.  Mac OS X can also be manually configured.
  •  Manual configuration is recommended for some Android devices.
  • welcome2bing only needs to be selected the first time a device connects to Binghamton University WiFi. After that students, faculty or staff should connect to busecure

Guest should choose welcome2bing in the list of available wireless networks, connect to it, open a browser, enter an email address and click Continue. You are now connected.

welcome2bing is an unencrypted wireless network and is limited in scope, duration and capacity. Any device with Wi-Fi enabled will automatically detect welcome2bing.


Campus departments may download a printable version of these instructions that can be handed out to visitors or used as a poster.



busecure is the recommended wireless network for Binghamton University students, faculty or staff and provides encrypted wireless access using the WPA2 Enterprise protocol.

Use JoinNow to automatically configure wireless devices for busecure  (Manual configuration is recommended for some Android devices).

Clients will have to configure their wireless devices for the WPA2 environment and authenticate using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user id and password. It is strongly recommended that the operating system of your computing device has all current software updates and that anti-virus software is installed, updated and running.

Manual instructions to configure your computer/device for busecure WiFi:

Operating Systems:

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 8 (domain logon)

Windows 7


Mac OS X 10.10 and newer

Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9

Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5


 Linux (generic)

Handheld Devices:

Android (generic)

iPhone, iPad, and other Apple iOS devices

Other (generic)



Use MyDevices to register Gaming Devices

The unencrypted wireless network mydevicesbing is available for gaming devices and other mobile devices that do not support WPA2 Enterprise 802.1x authentication or cannot otherwise access busecure.   Devices that have a browser and are WPA2 Enterprise compatible should use the encrypted wireless network busecure to connect.

Clients can log into My Devices using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user id and password to register devices. After a successful registration, connect the device to mydevicesbing. (Note that the 'Pending' status displayed on the Game Device Registration Portal is a software bug. Please disregard.) 

All devices that have connected via mydevicesbing will be purged at the end of major semesters. The My Devices Portal can also be accessed at My Binghamton under Campus Life > Online Resources.  

Users of the Binghamton University data network are required to abide by the Binghamton University Computer and Network Acceptable Use Policy.


eduroam logo

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide wireless internet access service developed for the international research and education community.  Students, researchers, faculty, and staff can connect to participating institutions wireless networks with their home institution's user credentials.

Connect to eduroam for Binghamton University Students, Faculty or Staff

Use JoinNow to automatically configure wireless devices for eduroam.

To manually configure devices for eduroam ( Manual configuration is recommended for some Android devices) refer to the operating systems instructions above.  Note that the SSID (wireless network) should be entered as eduroam and the Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) User ID should be entered as userid@binghamton.edu.

Configure and test your device before leaving Binghamton University.  Users are bound by the host institution's network and security policies.  The host institution is not obligated or prepared to support visitors accessing eduroam.  If you need assistance connecting to eduroam while at another institution please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 607-777-6420 or helpdesk@binghamton.edu.

Connect to eduroam for Visitors to Binghamton University  

You will use your home institution userid and password to connect to eduroam at Binghamton University.  Check with your home institution to obtain setup instructions particular to your institution.



Last Updated: 8/11/17