Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Information and Communication Technologies
August 31, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Wireless Networking

Please note that the use of the Laurier wireless network is subject to the University Policy: Principles in the Use of Information Technology.

  • "eduroam" –  is a secure access service for members of the educational and research communities. It allows individuals from a member organization to securely access network services while visiting other member organizations using login credentials from their home organization without making special arrangements.  Click here to get login instructions.

  • laurierwifi – is an unsecure wireless network (unencrypted).   This means that if you use POP/SMTP email or visit web sites that start with HTTP:// then this information is vulnerable to snooping by someone else.  Note: Login to "laurierwifi" is encrypted so your password is safe.

    Any website that has HTTPS:// is a secure site and all information should be encrypted by the website and safe.  For this reason it is recommended that “laurierwifi” is used only for casual web browsing and secure web services such as webmail where you see HTTPS:// in the website address.

    It is also highly recommended that you have up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall active on your laptop/notebook.  For more information about how to check, please visit our Anti-Virus & Firewall information.

    If you need assistance connecting to “laurierwifi” please check out our Laurierwifi Instructions before contacting Help Desk.