Set Up Your Devices to Use UB's Wi-Fi

Learn how to connect to eduroam, UB's fast, secure Wi-Fi network. It's available to students, faculty and staff on all three campuses.

Students and others enjoy a warm spring day on North Campus in March 2022. They were photographed along the Spine. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Ready? Choose your device's OS below to start:

Four basic steps you'll follow:

1. Connect to the UB_Connect Wi-Fi Network

2. Start the Connection Wizard

3. Download files and follow onscreen steps

4. Login with your UBITName and connect

How to use our Wi-Fi networks

eduroam is UB's official, secure Wi-Fi network for phones, laptops, desktop computers and tablets, available to students, faculty and staff. You can use eduroam at thousands of participating locations around the world. 

UB_Devices is the network you'll choose on devices where you can't input a username and password, like Smart TVs, printers or gaming consoles.

UB Connect is used by visitors to UB, and by UB students, faculty and staff to begin setting up eduroam.

UB Secure is an older Wi-Fi network. While UB students, faculty and staff are able to connect to  UB Secure, eduroam is the preferred secure Wi-Fi network at UB.

Common questions

Why am I getting poor Wi-Fi signal strength?

There can be a number of factors:

  • Interference from walls, ceilings, metal, furniture, or even people
  • Your distance from a Wi-Fi access point
  • The number of simultaneous connections to a Wi-Fi access point

Try moving your laptop closer to the nearest access point to improve reception. If you continue to get a poor signal, report the problem to the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542.

Does UB offer any hotspot Wi-Fi services?

Yes! Learn about UB Wi-fi to Go.

Can I access UB's administrative systems with eduroam?

Yes. If you need a VPN client to access those services, you will still need a VPN client for 2-factor authentication.

Does UB offer any remote learning resources?

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.