Connect to the Internet

You will need these to authenticate and register. To activate your account or reset your password, visit our User Account Maintenance page.

Viruses can harm devices and damage the network. We recommend that you install an up-to-date antivirus program, enable on-access scanning and run full system scans periodically while using the campus network. Choose your own antivirus or download one of these for free:

  • Windows users can use Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 10/11.
  • Mac OS users can download and install Avast Mac Security.

Go to our Knowledge Base for instructions on turning off Randomized MAC Addresses on iOS, Android and Windows devices.

NOTE: College-managed Windows computers will connect automatically to a secure Wi-Fi network called RDS. Do not connect your computer to eduroam on campus.

College Macs, personal computers, phones and tablets:

  1. Connect to the secure eduroam network.*
  2. Enter your Oneonta username and password.
  3. Enter the following, if required by your device:
    • Authentication type: WPA/WPA2 Enterprise or 802.1x EAP
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 Auth: MSCHAP
    • CA certificate : Use system certificates
    • Online Certificate Status: Don't validate
    • Domain: oneonta.edu
  4. Accept/Trust the certificate if prompted.

*Red Dragon Secure, though currently available, is going away later this semester and requires registration

  1. Connect to Red Dragon WiFi (eduroam will NOT work with most game consoles and smart devices.)
  2. Find the MAC Address in the device's Network Settings. Check out our How to find your MAC address Knowledge Base article for instructions.
  3. For game consoles, try to launch a game even though it won't connect yet.
  4. Visit the device registration page from a computer and enter the required information.
  5. Power your device off and on again. It should now be able to access the internet!
  1. Use our Port Activation Request Form to request a port activation in your room.
  2. For game consoles, launch a game even though it won't connect yet.
  3. Find your MAC address. See our How to find your MAC address Knowledge Base article for instructions.
  4. Visit the device registration page from a computer and enter the required information.
  5. Power your device off and on again. It should now be able to access the internet!
  6. For computers, open a browser and follow the directions to register. If you aren’t redirected to the registration page, try browsing to another site.

You may register up to 10 devices (eduroam connected devices don’t count against this limit!). Visit your Device Management Page to manage your registrations.

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