Many individuals struggle with cell phone reception inside of the FCTR building/800 Welch. A couple of years ago, a solution to this concern was looked into thoroughly with university specialists. Since we have had so many new staff join CCTO since that time, here is the best information that we have on a workaround solution to this issue (which has been reconfirmed this past week as still being the current best option):
On most newer model smartphones, you can go into the settings and select Wi-Fi calling and choose the Stanford wireless network.
Some things to note:
You need to encrypt your phone for Wi-Fi calling on the Stanford network
As with anything you are doing over the Stanford wireless network, you should have your device encrypted if you choose to access the network in this way. IT is ready to assist with either encryption or with individual phone settings if you are unable to locate the setting on your phone yourself.
- An option for people who don’t want to encrypt their phones
Because we all have Stanford.edu emails, we can subscribe to the eduroam wireless network by logging in with our Stanford email and SUnet password. This will get around the issue of having to encrypt phones if people do not want to do so. Eduroam is available in the University buildings and on most college campuses in the US. For instructions on how to get onto the eduroam wireless network, keep on reading.
How to get on eduroam:
- Select the SSID eduroam from your device’s list of available wireless networks.
- Enter your user name at the prompt, in the format
@stanford.edu and your SUNet password.
- Accept the eduroam certificate and authenticate your device, if prompted.
- After you configure a device for eduroam on campus, the SSID should allow you to connect wherever it’s supported.