In 2015, ITS switched the campus to eduroam, a secure and encrypted wireless network shared by universities around the world, and retired UNC-Secure, which had been the University’s primary wireless network.
The eduroam network provides a secure certificate-based authentication and encryption for wireless and supports the federated authentication model used worldwide by eduroam. It enables any user on any eduroam campus to connect to the campus wireless with authentication provided by their home institution.
In May 2015, ITS stopped allowing new enrollments for UNC-Secure and encouraged users to configure their systems for eduroam. Then in October 2015, ITS completely removed UNC-Secure from all campus wireless.
Now, on any given day, more than 50,000 unique devices connect to eduroam on the Carolina wireless network and account for more than 85 percent of all wireless traffic.
WiFi Network Breakdown (during typical day in Spring 2016 semester)