8109-Announcing New Wi-Fi Service for UTPA Students, Faculty, Staff, and eduroam users
Posted for Information Technology by Irma Hermida on Sep, 13 2012
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Find yourself @ home with eduroam.
Connect Here, Roam Worldwide

Find Wi-Fi access everytime you travel between UTPA and STC with eduroam.

What is eduroam?  

eduroam is a global service that allows for secure, fast wireless internet access with your laptop or smartphone and is available at participating universities, research centers and libraries in more than 50 countries worldwide, now including UTPA.
How much is eduroam going to cost me?  

eduroam is free for students, faculty, staff and researchers from participating institutions.    

How do I get on eduroam?

You have two options:

  1. Select UTPA-SETUP on your wireless control Wi-Fi network settings screen and follow the on-screen instructions. (Recommended)
  2. Select SSID "eduroam" on your wireless control Wi-Fi network settings screen. If asked, enter your UTPA and Password. (Ex.

Where can I use eduroam?  

Use eduroam at all UTPA campuses and buildings:

  •  UTPA Main Campus Edinburg
  •  UTPA Starr County Campus Rio Grande City
  •  UTPA UTPA McAllen Teaching Site
  •  UTPA Academic and Administrative Annex Edinburg
  •  UTPA C.E.S.S. Facility on Expressway 281 Edinburg
  •  UTPA Alumni Center Edinburg
  •  UTPA Coastal Studies Lab South Padre Island
Traveling out of town or even out of the country? Check out for other eduroam schools that will allow Wi-Fi access too!

To read more about eduroam at UTPA, please visit our IT Blog

You can also read the UTPA News Story "Eduroam set to go live in September at UTPA" at

Get on eduroam today!

If you need help, please call the IT Help Desk at 956-665-2020 or stop by the IT Service Desk in the Academic Services Building 1.102.

Division of Information Technology