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Connecting to Wireless

Connecting to Wireless

Hardware Requirements

To connect to the Fordham University wireless network, you will need the following:
  • An AccessIT ID
  • A computer, or any device, equipped with an internal or external 802.11 a, b/g, n compliant wireless card.
  • Please note that at this time 802.11n coverage is limited to Walsh, Campbell, Salice and Conley Halls.

Software Requirements
  • An updated operating system and similarly updated anti-virus protection
  • Windows XP or Windows 7
  • MacOS 10.2.x and above

Connecting to the Wireless

Wireless network users hereby agree that they have read and accept both the:
Information Technology Policy Statement and the Wireless Policy Statement.

Check to see that your computer is connected to the Fordham wireless network:
  • Fordhamwifi for all campuses.
Your device, laptop, PDA or smart phone should be set up to obtain an IP address or DHCP.
  • Open your web browser and attempt to access the web.
  • You will be redirected to the Fordham NAC authentication page.
  • Enter your AccessIT ID and password.
  • Click on the Login button.

Please visit the Fordham Network Access Control page for more information.

  • Verify wireless access is available in your location: Access Points
  • Verify that the wireless NIC card is correctly connected if external.
  • Verify that there is adequate signal strength. The higher the signal - the faster the network connection. The signal strenth icon is usually located on the taskbar.
  • Verify that you are connected to the Fordham Wireless Network. The University network identifier is Fordhamwifi.

For additional assistance and information, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999, Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, or via e-mail at

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