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CI is serviced by over 300 wireless access points dispersed across the campus, which provide coverage for major campus facilities.

There are three wireless networks at CI:

  1. CI
  3. eduroam

All three are available and visible when connecting a computer or other device via a wireless connection.

Comparison of CI's Three Wireless Networks

The following table describes the differences between CI, CI_GUEST, and eduroam wireless networks at CI:

Network Name:CICI_GUESTEduroam
Access for:Students and employees onlyGuests, and visitorsCI students, faculty, and staff as well as guests visiting from other eduroam universities
Use with University-owned computers?YesNoYes
Use with personally-owned computers?YesYesYes
Secure access to Internet?YesNoYes
Access networked printers?YesNoYes
Access shared network drives?YesNoYes
Guest access?NoYesYes
Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password?YesNo


Requires eduroam campus email & password used for email


This service allows traveling and visiting students, faculty, and staff to connect securely to wireless networks using their home campus' user name and passwords. Visit the eduroam site for participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world.

There is no need for members of the CI community to sign up for guest wireless access at other participating eduroam campuses. Devices will work the same as they do at one's home campus.


  • Offers a secure wireless network for traveling researchers at participating remote institutions, using the researcher's credentials.
  • No new username or passwords are required.
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows laptops, as well as iOS, and Android mobile devices.
  • Eduroam is a free service.

Getting Started

  • Configuration varies based upon device (Windows 7, Mac, iOS, and Android). If you require assistance contact the Solution Center at 805-437-8552 or visit IT Solution Center
  • When you are a participating institution, select eduroam as your wireless network.
  • To log in, enter your full campus email address (e.g., and the password you use for the email address.

Learn More

Data Security

  • Eduroam is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network. For more information on data security while using eduroam, see the eduroam website.


  • For assistance, please contact the Solution Center at 805-437-8552 or visit IT Solution Center

Wireless Access for Guests

CI provides two wireless networks for campus guests. If your home institution/campus is eduroam enabled, you may use the eduroam network. If it is not, or you are not certain, you may use CI_GUEST.

Once connected to CI_GUEST, use your web browser to open the captive portal, agree to our Terms of Use, then click "Log In".

Guest Terms of Use

Alternately, the host organization at CI may provide you with a wireless username and password. If the host organization has given you a wireless username and password, click the link provided "For sponsored guest please login here".

Sponsored Guest Login 1

You will be redirected to a separate login page. Enter your username and password, accept the Terms of Use, and select the button "Log In".

Sponsored Guest Login 2

Wireless Access for Traveling CI Students, Faculty, and Staff

If you are a CI student, faculty, or staff member and you have an active CSUCI directory username and password, you can use them to connect to wireless at eduroam enabled institutions.

Wireless Protocol Support

Campus access points will all support the Wifi 6 and below wireless Internet protocols. Older devices will still be supported. 

Connecting to the CI Network

Connecting to the CI_Guest Network

Connecting to the eduroam Network 

Wireless Network Cards

Most laptops contain a wireless card that will support a recent version of wireless. To optimize performance ITS recommends that you keep all drivers up to date. External Adapters can also be purchased and ITS recommends purchasing one that is compatible with Wifi 6 

Location and Coverage Areas

The following tables describe available indoor and outdoor wireless access areas.

Aliso HallExcellent
Anacapa VillageGood
Arroyo HallGood
Bell TowerGood
Broome LibraryExcellent
Bell Tower EastExcellent
Bell Tower WestFair-Good
Central PlantExcellent
Chaparral HallGood
Del NorteExcellent
El Dorado HallExcellent
Grand SalonExcellent
Ironwood HallExcellent
Islands CafeExcellent
Lindero HallExcellent
Madera HallExcellent
Malibu HallExcellent
Manzanita HallExcellent
Modoc HallExcellent
Napa HallGood
Ojai HallGood
Paint ShopGood
Petit SalonExcellent
Placer HallExcellent
Sage HallExcellent
Santa Cruz VillageExcellent
Sierra HallExcellent
Smith Decision CenterExcellent
Solano HallExcellent
Topanga HallGood
Town Center (Business)Good
Trinity HallExcellent
University HallExcellent
Yuba HallGood

Other Wireless Devices

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