WiFi: Eduroam, PAL 3.0

Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  It allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.  For help articles, please visit the links below.

Connect to Eduroam wireless

Purdue AirLink, known as PAL, is the wireless network utilized on the University’s West Lafayette campus. It connects wireless-ready laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices to the Purdue network and, through the Purdue network, to the Internet. This is the recommend wireless service for students, faculty and staff. 

Connect to PAL 3.0 Wireless

Connect using SecureW2

How do I configure Wi-Fi on my device using SecureW2? 

SecureW2 is Purdue’s method of quickly and easily configuring devices to connect to our Wi-Fi network. While you still will use your Purdue career account to authenticate into campus Wi-Fi, SecureW2 allows you to configure your device prior to coming onto campus, so you’ll be ready to go the moment you arrive.  

The SecureW2 landing page should automatically detect the correct installer for your device. However, you may override the detected Operating System by the drop-down box or try the “Non-specific OS” option if your device type is not listed. 

Instructions for connecting a Windows device: 

  • See this video for a sample walkthrough of configuring a Windows device: https://www.securew2.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Windows.mp4 

  • Click link above to select either PAL 3.0 or EduRoam. 
  • Click ‘configure device’ 
  • In the ‘select your device’ list, select your device type.  
  • Click ‘JoinNow’ 
  • Download the setup file when prompted, and note the download location 
  • Open the installer file 
  • If a security warning pops up, press ‘yes’ or ‘run’ to continue 
  • Enter your Purdue account credentials 
  • Once you see the progress message ‘Joined’, press ‘done’ to close the program 
    • NOTE: If you are not currently on campus, you will not see this message 
You are now configured to connect to Wi-Fi either PAL3.0 or Eduroam on Purdue’s campus, and can verify your connection when you arrive in your Wi-Fi settings 
Request Guest Access

Guest wireless accounts will be limited to those instances where guests require access to internal Purdue resources. Guests may use one of two free wireless networks on campus: 

  • AT&T Wi-Fi
  • Eduroam 

Purdue staff members may request AirLink account(s) for distribution to Purdue guest(s) for legitimate purposes, such as those in need of access to Purdue resources while on campus. We are required to maintain accurate identity information for the guests who use AirLink accounts. 

Guest account request forms can be found here: 

In general, please allow two business days for processing. Accounts for multiple-guest requests will be ready in two business days, or next business day if submitted before noon. Accounts for individual-guest requests will be ready the next business day, or same day if submitted before noon.