SISSA Wireless network

Security - You are not allowed to:

  • install your own wireless access point and connect it to the SISSA wired network;
  • set your laptop wireless NIC in ad-hoc mode, thus behaving like a wireless access point, when connected to the SISSA wired network!

Networks and profiles

Separate wireless (SSID) networks have been created for different user profiles, in order to handle varying access privileges:

  • eduroam all users, the network privileges depend on your user group (visitor, administrative staff, SISSA staff…)
  • SISSA-Guest not recommendended for long term usage (web unencrypted authentication for web access outside SISSA only). Using this profile you are NOT ALLOWED to access any SISSA internal network resources (PRINTING, connection to SISSA workstations…)

Access requirements

Users wishing to make use of the wireless connection must:

  • 1) Have a device (PC, tablet, smartphone) with a WiFi interface that supports WPA2/Enterprise and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;
  • 2) have a valid SISSA username and password, please see the page Getting and Using an Account if you do not have one;
  • 3) have changed your SISSA password during the last six months, please read change password page for more information;


To configure eduroam for your SISSA account simply head to:

or even easier to remember:

download the installer for your operating system, enter your username including the domain (such as, your password (the installer may ask it twice) and your're done.

If you are trying to connect in SISSA to eduroam with credentials from another institution DO NOT INSTALL SISSA INSTALLER. If you are failing to connect, go to choose your HOME institution (if present) and run the installer, to make sure your configuration is correct

Access problems: trouble-shooting

If you encounter any problems while accessing the service, you should make sure that:

  • your wireless card driver is correctly installed and updated to the latest version available,
  • the wireless card is activated,
  • the network is identified with SSID eduroam or SISSA-Guest.


Eduroam Since SISSA is member of the Italian Eduroam Federation, guest users that belong to federated institution can connect to SISSA network using their own credential (username and password). Also SISSA users, when visiting other federated institutions, can connect to the hosting network using their own credentials.
Please note: eduroam guest users can access also SISSA wired network with the same credentials, configuring 802.1x authentication on the network interface.

Main documentation: Eduroam

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