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Carleton's secure wireless network is eduroam. It is faster and more private than Carleton Guest, and provides access to a great many more of Carleton's network resources. In order to connect to eduroam, your device must be configured exactly as documented below. In particular, when registering, please sign in using your full Carleton email address rather than just your username as this will allow you to take advantage of eduroam networks around the world.

If you have any questions on the following information, or about your Carleton account in general, please call the ITS HelpDesk at 507-222-5999 or send email to:



Configuration Tools: Choose Your Device Type

The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool, available for popular operating systems, will configure your WiFi connection to eduroam and install a certificate for AddTrust. 

When asked for username, please enter your full Carleton email address, like

When asked for username, please enter your full Carleton email address, like

Why do I need these configuration tools?

Because unless your device is configured to pin eduroam to a particular server and security certificate, someone could create a phony "eduroam" and use it to attack your account and computer. Some more technical information on WiFi security here.

Properly configuring the certification authortity trust will also save you from having to click OK/ignore every couple years, when the site's certificate is renewed.


Please Note:

You can sign on to eduroam anywhere on the Carleton campus, or at certain universities world-wide where eduroam is supported.

eduroam is only for students, faculty, and staff at Carleton College. If you are not a student, staff, or faculty member and would like to connect to Carleton's network as a guest, please connect to "Carleton Guest" and sign up here instead.

If you have any questions, encounter any problems, or would simply like help with these instructions, please contact the ITS Helpdesk. You can reach them at x 5999 or by email at:

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