Swarthmore College's wireless networks are available in all administrative and academic buildings, all residence halls, and in many of the campus's outdoor spaces. 802.11a, b, g, and n standards are supported. As of January 2016, SwatNet changed to eduroam. People from eduroam enabled institutions are able to automatically connect to wireless whenever visiting another eduroam enabled institution. This means Trico members will be able to automatically connect to wireless when visiting the various campuses, including the University of Pennsylvania campus.
SwatNet is now eduroam for faculty, staff, and students
The College's authenticated wireless network for Swarthmore college members (including those taking classes at Swarthmore) allows access to network resources and printers. The network provides a high level of security using WPA2 authentication and AES encryption. Please follow the connection instructions below to get started.
Eduroam for Swarthmore/Trico members and other participating institutions
Trico members at Swarthmore, and other participating members (from eduroam enabled institutions), should use the eduroam network
- Connect to the eduroam wifi network
- When prompted, authenticate with your home institution username (including the @institution portion), e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enter your home institution password
- Android devices, need manual setup and Phase 2 Authentication - choose MSHAPV2
- Swarthmore College members will also need to register their device - see the full eduroam connection directions below for more information.
SwatGuest for guests
Visitors who do not have a College UserID and are not from an eduroam enabled institution may use the wireless network called SwatGuest. Guests can use our self-service process to sign up for a temporary account. These accounts are good for four days.
Faculty, staff, students, and Trico members with a swarthmore.edu email address use the following 3-step process to set up a wireless connection. Follow these steps for OS X, Windows, Ubuntu computers, and iOS based phones and tablets. Android based phones and tablets need an additional configuration step. Other versions of Linux are not supported on our wireless network.
Connect to eduroam
SwatNet has changed to eduroam - they will no longer be separate SSIDs, so you can start using eduroam now. Open up your wireless connection and choose the eduroam wireless network. For eduroam, enter your full email address (e.g. email@example.com). For eduroam enter your Swarthmore user name. Then enter your password to connect. It may take a few moments, and you may be prompted to accept a security certificate. Accept it, and follow any instructions to launch the registration webpage.
Register your computer
After a few moments a webpage should open with the Swarthmore network registration pages - if not, open up a web browser and go to any off-campus webpage (e.g. cnn.com), which will redirect you to the registration pages. Enter your Swarthmore username (leave off @swarthmore.edu) and password, download and install SafeConnect, and then install the Policy Key. If prompted, install anti-virus - an up-to-date and fully functional anti-virus is required to obtain access to the network.
Wait a few moments
After installing the required software, it may take up to three minutes for your network connection to reconfigure. When it does, you should be online! If it does not automatically redirect you to the Swarthmore home page, open up a new tab or window, and try to go to your off-campus webpage again (e.g. cnn.com or facebook.com, etc.).
Android device - Connect to eduroam
Android devices need to be manually configured, and require an extra step (Phase 2 Authentication). Follow the instructions below - only fill in the following fields, and leave everything else set to the defaults (no need to change them):
- If you are prompted to choose a type of EAP (before Phase 2 Authentication), choose PEAP
- Phase 2 Authentication - choose MSCHAPV2
- Identity - enter your Swarthmore user name (for eduroam enter your full swarthmore email address)
- Password - enter your Swarthmore password
Click Connect, and follow the instructions above for device registration. If prompted to install a certificate, allow installation.
Contact the Help Desk at (610) 328-8513 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.