How can I connect to the Wi-Fi network?

Yale provides several Wi-Fi access networks depending upon your user role:

  • YaleGuest
  • Eduroam
  • YaleSecure

Short-term Visitors

A public wireless network called YaleGuest which has limited network access is available for anyone’s use. Due to security reasons, certain programs and functionality may not be accessible via the YaleGuest network, e.g., Dropbox, Skype, and printing at 30 Hillhouse.  

Another option is the Eduroam wireless network which Yale subscribes to.  Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

If your institution is a partneraccess the Eduroam network by selecting Eduroam from the Wi-Fi list on your mobile device and sign-in using your home institution’s credentials*. View Eduroam’s complete listing of U.S. participating schools; International visitors can look for institutional listings on this country page.

For additional details, search your institution’s support page.

*(Credential format is typically, e.g., or

Long-term Visitors

If you have been granted a Yale NetID, it is strongly encouraged that you use the Yale Secure network when on campus. This secure connection will allow you to use any application and print to the Cowles network printers. When selecting Yale Secure from the Wi-Fi list on your device, you will be prompted to enter your Yale NetID and password to authenticate. Once connected, your credentials will be saved. If you have trouble try the YaleSecure Connection Assistant.

For more information, visit the ITS Wi-Fi page. If needing to access Yale secure websites or resources from off campus, the Cisco VPN AnyConnect client (available for download from the ITS Software Library) in conjunction with Multifactor Authentication can be used. For assistance, call the ITS Help Desk at (203) 432-9000.