NOTE: You are registering your device to connect to ecu-wifi, an open non-secure network.

This open, non-secure network is intended for onboarding (connecting) cell phones, tablets, laptops and other wireless devices to eduroam, ECU's primary network. For users with a PirateID only.

It is recommended that you onboard to eduroam using ecu-wifi rather than using ecu-wifi as your primary network connection. It is non-secure and requires daily authentication. You only register each wireless device once with eduroam and access is good for four years. See the eduroam page for more information.

This network (ecu-wifi) is also used to connect internet-ready devices such as smart TVs and other multimedia equipment not supported by the eduroam network service. You will need to authenticate (log on) each time you connect unless you register your device in the My Devices portal.

Connecting to ecu-wifi and Onboarding to eduroam

  1. Join ecu-wifi SSID (network). The Sign On page opens**
  2. If the Sign On page does not automatically open, open a browser and navigate to
  3. Sign on with your PirateID/passphrase.
  4. Click Accept for the Acceptable Use Policy.
  5. You will be automatically redirected to complete the Sign On process.
  6. Once the Sign On process is complete, you will be directed to to begin the onboarding process for eduroam.
  • If your device is eduroam capable, continue to onboard to eduroam. Otherwise, you may browse to your original destination.
  1. If the Onboard Portal Sign On page does not automatically open, open a browser and navigate to
  2. Click the Begin Onboarding Process button.
  3. Follow the prompts to register with the eduroam network service.
  4. Need help? Visit the eduroam page for step-by-step instructions (by device)

Connect (register) a non-eduroam device

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If you live in a residence hall and wish to connect a smart TV or other internet-ready, multimedia device, please follow these steps to register the device in the My Devices Portal.

  1. Go to and log in with your PirateID.
  2. Read the Acceptable Use Policy and click the Accept button. The Manage Devices screen opens.
  3. Click the Add button to continue.
  4. From the Add Device screen, complete the device name, Device MAC address and description. Click Submit.

    You choose the device name and description. The MAC address is an alphanumeric, multi-digit number displayed on the device as the Wireless MAC or Wi-Fi address.