AU Wireless Networks - Which Option Is Best For Me?

There are several wireless networks available on the Auburn campus.  AU_WiFi and eduroam are the best options for students and faculty when it comes to academic and administrative needs.  Auburn also offers separate networks for gaming and streaming devices as well as on-campus visitors.


AU_WiFi (Faculty, Staff, and Students)

Availability:  Campus-wide

  • AU_WiFi is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network, which means traffic cannot be easily obtained as it passes from a user's computer to the wireless access point. AU_WiFi has 802.11n access points for high speeds.
  • AU_WiFi is the network for smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • AU_WiFi is available throughout campus and at Auburn Extension Offices

AU_GameNet (Students)

Availability:  Campus Residence Halls

  • AU_GameNet is the wireless network for devices that cannot connect to AU_WiFi.
  • GameNet is the network for gaming consoles, streaming devices, and home automation devices.  Devices with remote controls must connect to GameNet.  These devices are typically gaming consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft XBOX, and Nintendo Wii, but may include other devices, such as Smart TVs and DVRs.  
  • Registration can be found at
  • Instructions on how to register can be found at

AU_Open (Guests who are sponsored by an AU Employee)

Availability:  Campus Academic and Administrative Buildings

  • AU_Open is a wireless network for visitors to campus who need temporary, short-term wireless access. Access to AU_Open requires sponsorship by a current AU Employee.  The request form can be found here.

AU_Guest (Visitors)

Availability:  Limited areas of Campus

  • AU_Guest is a publicly available resource that is managed and supported by Verizon Wireless.

eduroam (Anyone from an eduroam participating school or organization)

Availability:  Campus Academic and Administrative Buildings; World-Wide

  • eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participation institutions.
    • You must log in with your full Auburn email address, ex.: