eduroam primary wireless service as 'puwireless' retires on June 20

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, the Princeton 'puwireless' wi-fi network officially retires.  

To prepare for this service shutdown you should transition all devices currently connected to puwireless to eduroam (or to servicenet, for devices that cannot connect to eduroam.  Go to https://servicenet.princeton.edu to register).

Once puwireless is retired, three networks will provide wireless service on campus:  eduroam, servicenet, and puvisitor. 

Eduroam:  for faculty, students and staff

Eduroam continues to be the primary means for faculty, students and staff to wirelessly connect their computing and mobile devices to the network at Princeton.  Eduroam is a secure roaming access service that provides encrypted wireless service across Princeton’s campus, at participating peer institutions, and in 90 territories worldwide.  Registration to eduroam on Princeton’s campus provides access to eduroam worldwide.

For more information about configuring devices for eduroam, see www.princeton.edu/eduroam.

ServiceNet: for devices and Internet of Things (IOTs)

The wireless network, ServiceNet, provides network access for devices that cannot log into the eduroam wireless network due to limited login options.  Examples of devices that you would register to this network include systems such as smart TVs, video streaming systems, gaming systems, and multi-user printers.

Access to the ServiceNet wireless network requires a one-time registration.  Registration and access to ServiceNet are available beginning November 20, 2018 at https://servicenet.princeton.edu .

PUVisitor: for visitors to campus

PUVisitor provides wireless network access for campus visitors.  With PUVisitor wireless service provides access to the puvisitor network for 13 months, with a one-time, self-registration process for the duration.  To register, visitors need only provide their name, email address, and optional mobile phone number.

Note:  Visitors from institutions that participate in the eduroam service should connect to the eduroam wireless network service at Princeton.

The wireless network changes described here are a part of the University’s Next Generation Network program and position the University to begin implementing enhancements that optimize network traffic control and network reliability.  

For questions about Princeton’s wireless networks, or for assistance connecting to them, please call or email the OIT Support and Operations Center (SOC) at 258-HELP or helpdesk@princeton.edu.  A summary of changes is also published to KB0011526: Princeton Wireless Network Changes:  FAQs.