Update: Moobilenetx will continue past mid-June, but switch to eduroam is still encouraged

This summer is still a good time to switch to eduroam for UC Davis wireless access, although moobilenetx--the service it is replacing--will be around awhile longer.

In May, Information and Educational Technology (IET) announced plans to retire moobilenetx in mid-June. Then the SmartSite learning management system went offline from May 20 to 27, and the impact of the outage on the campus led to a decision to defer the retirement of moobilenetx for now. The new retirement date will be scheduled after consultation with campus constituents.

IET continues to encourage faculty, students and staff to move to eduroam, which is short for "education roaming." Eduroam has advantages, especially when you travel. Once you're enrolled, eduroam will automatically and securely connect your phone or device to wireless services when you visit other UC campuses, hundreds of U.S. universities and colleges, and many airports, governmental buildings and public sites worldwide.

Sign in to eduroam by using your Kerberos ID (the same one you use to sign into CAS) plus "@ucdavis.edu"--for example, jxsmith@ucdavis.edu. Read more about eduroam in the IT Service Catalog, and if you have questions please contact the IT Express Service Desk.

UC Davis was one of the first 15 U.S. institutions of higher education to join eduroam, in 2011. UC Davis has been simplifying its wireless network in recent years, and retired moobilenet--the older, less-secure version of moobilenetx--in 2015.