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Connecting to Purdue's wireless offerings

Purdue has several ways to get your mobile devices connected to the wireless network.

The PAL wireless is for Purdue Faculty, and Staff needing access to other campus internal resources. The Eduroam WiFi is available to any guest coming in from an Eduroam-enabled campus. 

0. BestMethod(TM):

Use the software and methods provided at the link:

This method works for all OSes and devices, and can even be set up before you arrive at Purdue.

Individual methods:
1. PAL3.0:
If you have an official Purdue Career Account login; you should be able to attach to the PAL WiFi. Instructions and links to the step-by-step installer:


2. Eduroam:
If you are coming to Purdue from a campus that uses Eduroam, you are able to attach to Purdue’s eduroam instance by using your university email address and password to authenticate to the system. Detailed instructions at

The situation varies by the institution where you are using Eduroam, but  people have the most success if they first connect to Eduroam when at their institution's main campus - this seems to help get the person's presence created on Eduroam correctly, but it doesn't hurt to try using Eduroam the first time when you are on the road.  Also important to note, if a Purdue user connects to Eduroam at another campus, they are almost always still "off campus" and need to use VPN to access ECN and ITaP resources such as remote desktop, file servers, and printers.


3. AT&T WiFi:
If you are a guest at Purdue, we have a third option that might be familiar to you; you can use the attwifi network. Connect to the network, and open any browser to accept the Terms and Conditions before continuing on. Call toll-free at 1-888-888-7520 for assistance. Detailed instructions at (Please be aware that this is a slow network option, but unrestricted)

Last Modified: Jul 21, 2022 8:34 am America/New_York
Created: Mar 14, 2014 2:58 pm GMT-4 by admin