Wireless network service is available in all academic spaces, residence hall rooms, and also a growing number of outdoor spaces including Squires, Newman Library, Dietrick Hall, Turner Place, Pritchard / Peddrew Yates, and Derring.

Connect to Wireless

Before you connect:

1. Be registered for wireless service

  • Students are automatically registered for wireless service.
  • Faculty and staff may obtain wireless service through their department. Contact your organization's Communications Liaison if you are an employee in need of wireless service.

2. Your Network Password

A Network Password enables Virginia Tech affiliates to connect to network resources, including wireless and remote access - VPN.

Your Network Password is different from your PID password.

3. Connect to the eduroam network

eduroam is available across the Virginia Tech campuses. Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the eduroam wireless network, which will also enable Internet access at participating universities and institutions.

Virginia Tech wireless networks use the IEEE 802.1x authentication standard. Once configured, there will be no need to manually authenticate with each access to the wireless network.

Automatically configure your device(s) with XpressConnect (recommended)

Wireless Routers

Students are not permitted to connect personal wireless routers to the Virginia Tech network in buildings with Virginia Tech wireless service. Each residence hall room, with the current exception of Thomas and Monteith Halls, has one active 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) wired network portal. Residents may purchase an Ethernet switch to provide more wired network connections.

Additional Wireless Devices in the Residence Halls

Available for the residence hall network only, users can connect Smart TVs and game consoles that cannot connect to eduroam to the VirginiaTech SSID.  Register devices by MAC address at devicemanager.nis.vt.edu.   Step-by-step instructions are available from 4Help.

eduroam

Guest Access

Virginia Tech is a member of the eduroam community. If you are  visiting from another participating eduroam institution, just connect to the eduroam wireless network.

You can also create a free one-day guest wireless account by connecting your device to the VirginiaTech network.

We Can Help!

Technical Support

  4Help online
  (540) 231-4357

General Questions

  ASK-NIS@vt.edu
  (540) 231-6460