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NOTE: As of June 1, 2018, eduroam (education roaming) is the University's secure, world-wide wireless internet access service, replacing busecure.
Welcome2bing - Getting Connected to Binghamton University Wireless (Wi-Fi) use JOINNOW
Student, Faculty or Staff to connect to the eduroam wireless network for the first time:
- Choose welcome2bing in the list of available wireless networks and connect. Follow the prompts on the welcome2bing onboarding page.
- If the welcome2bing onboarding page does not automatically open, manually launch a browser and enter 'welcome2bing.binghamton.edu'. Once the page loads, click on the JoinNow link to automatically configure wireless devices for eduroam.
- To run JoinNow on macOS you 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.
- Antivirus or Firewall software may need to be temporarily disabled to run JoinNow.
- Manual configuration may be the best option for some Android and Linux devices.
- welcome2bing needs to be selected the first time a device onboards to Binghamton University Wi-Fi. After that students, faculty or staff should connect to eduroam.
Guests should choose welcome2bing in the list of available wireless networks, connect, 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.
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.
eduroam 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 eduroam.
In the JoinNow configuration process, clients will authenticate using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user ID and password. JoinNow automatically appends the @binghamton.edu required by eduroam.
To manually configure devices for eduroam, refer to the instructions listed below. Manual configuration may be the best option for some Android and Linux devices. In a manual configuration, the SSID (wireless network) should be entered as eduroam and the Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user ID should be entered as firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 607-777-6420 or email@example.com.
Connecting 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.
Manual instructions to configure your device for eduroam Wi-Fi:
iPhone, iPad, and other Apple iOS devices
busecure is a secondary wireless network for Binghamton University students, faculty or staff and provides encrypted wireless access using the WPA2 Enterprise protocol. busecure configurations will continue to connect until busecure is phased out in 2019.
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 eduroam. Devices that have a browser and are WPA2 Enterprise compatible should use the encrypted wireless network eduroam 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: the 'Pending' status displayed on the Game Device Registration Portal is a software bug. Disregard it.)
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.