IT Services

Connect to AirPennNet

There are a multitude of personal computing devices that all have their own ways to connect to AirPennNet, the University's core wireless networking service. JoinNow is the main method for the majority of users to connect to AirPennNet - read more here.

If JoinNow isn't working for you, we have some manual connection options, found below, however it should be noted your connection will not be encrypted.

For iOS Users

  • Connect your WiFi to the "Connect to AirPennNet" network
  • Open Safari Browser
  • Navigate to a new, non "https" website
  • Accept terms & conditions on UPenn website, click next
  • Install AirPennNet profile
  • Input PennKey+Password
  • If authentication failed, you're probably using a bad password. Make sure to test your PennKey.

For Android Users

  • Connect your WiFi to the "Connect to AirPennNet" network (if a failed connection was previously attempted, hit "forget" on AirPennNet)
  • For "EAP Method" select "TTLS"
  • For "Phase 2 Authentication" select "PAP"
  • For "CA Certificate" select "Use System Certificates" or "Do Not Validate" if "Use System Certificates" isn't available
    • If "Use System Certificates" was selected, enter "upenn.edu" under "Domain"
  • For "Identity" input your PennKey and for "Password" input your PennKey password. Leave "Anonymous Identity" blank.
  • If authentication failed, you're probably using a bad password, or selected wrong authentication method(s). Make sure to test your PennKey.

For Windows 10 Users

  • Connect your WiFi to the "Connect to AirPennNet" network (if a failed connection was previously attempted, hit "forget" on AirPennNet)
  • Input your PennKey and password (if a separate authentication window pops up, you must "forget" AirPennNet under Settings > Network & Internet > Wifi > Manage Known Networks)

For Mac OS Users

  • Connect your WiFi to the "Connect to AirPennNet" network
  • Open Safari Browser
  • Navigate to a new, non "https" website
  • Accept terms & conditions on UPenn website, click next
  • Install AirPennNet profile
  • Input PennKey+Password
  • If authentication failed, you're probably using a bad password. Make sure to test your PennKey.

For Windows 7 Users

  • Connect your WiFi to the "Connect to AirPennNet" network
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Navigate to a new, non "https" website
  • Windows 7 requires the installation of SecureW2’s enterprise client. You'll be prompted to download and install this app.
  • Go through the SecureW2 prompt and input your PennKey.