Wireless Internet Access


UBC hosts several wireless networks to support students, faculty and staff on campus and at partner institutions. Visit the links below to find out which wireless network will best support your needs.


The "eduroam" network is a collaborative network that provides students, staff and faculty roaming wireless access at partner institutions. Users authenticate using the same credentials as they would at their home institution.

Please note that due to the nature of the eduroam wireless network, it is not available to UBC community members while on a UBC-based campus.


"ubcprivate" is the wireless extension of the Virtual Networks service and allows authorized users to be placed directly into their department's own network and security domain.

Please note that this wireless network is only available to UBC community members affiliated with departments that have their own virtual network.


"ubcsecure" uses WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Enterprise and 802.1x for an encrypted and secure wireless connection.

This wireless network is available to everybody within the UBC community with a valid student, faculty, or staff CWL account.


"ubcvisitor" is a public wireless network service available for guests visiting on the UBC campus. Some restrictions apply.


For information about where wireless internet is available across UBC campuses and other locations, please refer to our Wireless Coverage page.

Further Information

Getting Started