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The primary wireless network available at UQ is eduroam. This is a secure international roaming service for users in Higher Education. A series of participating Universities and other institutions around the world support and provide access to this network. Using eduroam at UQ enables staff and students to also access their internet and email as they travel both within and outside of Australia.

Most current generation operating systems can connect to eduroam with very little effort. Simply fill in your username (in the format of username@uq.edu.au) and password when prompted. If you have issues connecting to eduroam on your device or are running a legacy operating system, please view the setup guides relevant to your device.

Visiting staff and students of other Universities can also connect to eduroam at UQ.

Visitors to the campus can also connect to the UQ Visitor wireless network without needing a username or password.

Quick facts and statistics about eduroam

  • UQ has over 4,000 wireless access points deployed across all campuses.
  • eduroam can be accessed via your UQ credentials at:
    • all UQ campuses
    • the Mater hospital
    • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
    • Griffith/ QUT / other QLD universities
    • universities in 36 countries around Europe
    • universities in 7 countries in the Asia Pacific (Aust, China, Hong Kong, Japan, NZ, PNG, Taiwan)
    • many universities in the USA & Canada
    • View a¬†comprehensive list of participating institutes
  • Security on eduroam is excellent. It encrypts all traffic between the client and base station, limiting the ability of hackers to intercept communications.
  • eduroam works well with iPhones and iPads. Log in once and it remembers your credentials. After that, no matter what country a user is in, if there is eduroam available it will configure automatically to enable easy access.