Wireless Internet Access

UM students and employees can connect to a secure wireless network using eduroam, which not only connects you to UM's secure wireless network, it allows you to connect to wireless networks at many other institutions across the US and abroad using your UM login credentials. UM students and employees should use the secure eduroam wireless network for all network activity.

Map of eduroam institutions in the US | Global eduroam map

Visitors who have eduroam access can connect using the eduroam network and login credentials from their institution. Visitors who don't have eduroam access can connect to UM's guest wireless network grizzlyguest.

UM provides a courtesy guest wireless network for campus visitors called grizzlyguest. The network uses open, unencrypted transmissions, so it should not be used to send or receive sensitive information. Any wireless user can access the guest wireless network.

For information on connecting devices that don't support any authentication process,such as streaming devices, lab equipment, or gaming consoles, please read our Wireless Self-Registration article. 

How to Report Wireless Issues

Please click  the “Report Wireless Issues” button at the top right hand side of the screen.

How do I use or access UM eduroam secure wireless?



Username: NetID@umontana.edu (i.e. ab123456@umontana.edu)

Password: NetID password.

Follow this link to the password reset tool.

Additional Information for Android Mobile Phones

  • EAP Method: PEAP.
  • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA Certificate: "none" or "do not specify"
  • If it requests a domain:  umt.edu

Additional Information for Google Pixel

  • EAP Method: PEAP.
  • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA Certificate: "Use system certificates"
  • Online Certificate Status: "Do not verify"
  • Anonymous Identity: ""  --make this blank
  • If it requests a domain:  umt.edu

Google Pixel phones often have troubles connecting to our system. Give UM IT a call, e-mail, or put in a ticket if you are having this issue after trying the above settings.

Tips & tricks for configuration

  • If you are not prompted for login credentials, try forgetting the network and have your device discover it again.
  • Also try forgetting GrizzlyGuest, if you've connected to it before. Sometimes devices will prioritize connecting to GrizzlyGuest over Eduroam and cause problems connecting to the latter.
  • If you  have specified another DNS, such as Google, you will not be able to connect to our secure wireless network.
  • On a Mac, verify that you were assigned an IP address, release and renew your lease to get a valid IP. 

How do I connect to grizzlyguest?

  1. View available wireless networks and select "grizzlyguest".
  2. Open a web browser. You should be redirected to a Guest User login page.
  3. Read the terms of use, then enter your email address and click on the "I accept" button.

How to Manually Setup eduroam Wireless Network on a Computer

  • Select Manually Connect to a wireless network from the Network and Sharing Center.
  • Network Name: eduroam
  • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Leave everything else either blank or default and select next.
  • Select Change connection settings, which will open the Wireless Properties window.
  • Make sure the Choose a network authentication method is set to Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP).
  • Select the Settings button next to PEAP drop down, which will open the Protected EAP Properties window.
  • Make sure Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate is checked.
  • Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities select AddTrust External CA Root and USERTrust RSA Certification Authority.
  • Make sure the Select Authentication Method is set to Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
  • Select Configure next to the EAP-MSCHAP v2 dropdown.
  • This will open the EAP-MSCHAPv2 Properties window.
  • Uncheck the box Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
  • Back in the Wireless Properties select Advanced settings.
  • Under the 802.11x tab you will see Specify authentication mode select User authentication.

Credentials for eduroam are:

Username: NetID@umontana.edu (i.e. ab123456@umontana.edu)

Password: NetID password.


UM IT Help in Social Science 120 - 406.243.HELP (4357) Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m MST


MUS Policy 1303.2 - Internet Services - Employees

MUS Policy 1304.2 - Internet Services - Students

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