CONNECT2BU- Getting Connected to Binghamton University Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Faculty, Staff or Student - To connect a device to the busecure wireless network for the first time:

  • Choose Connect2BU in the list of available wireless networks, connect to it and wait until the connection is established.
  • If a window does not automatically open manually launch a browser and click on the link 'Click here to use JoinNow'  to automatically configure wireless devices for busecure.
  • Manual configuration is recommended for Android devices.

Guest or Visitor should choose Connect2BU in the list of available wireless networks, connect to it, open a browser and click Continue. You are now connected.

Connect2BU is an unencrypted wireless network and is limited in scope, duration and capacity. Any device with Wi-Fi enabled will automatically detect Connect2BU.



busecure is the recommended wireless network for all Binghamton University student, faculty or staff and provides encrypted wireless access using the WPA2 Enterprise protocol.

Use JoinNow to automatically configure wireless devices for busecure (Manual configuration is recommended for Android devices).

Clients will have to configure their wireless devices for the WPA2 environment and authenticate using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user id and password. It is strongly recommended that the operating system of your computing device has all current software updates and that anti-virus software is installed, updated and running.

Manual instructions to configure your computer/device for busecure:

Operating Systems:

 Windows 8 (images)  Mac OS X 10.7 and newer (images)
 Windows 8 (text version)  Mac OS X 10.7 and newer (text version)
 Windows 8 (domain logon)  Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5 (images)
 Windows 7 (images)  Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5 (text version)
 Windows 7 (text version)  
 Windows Vista  Linux (generic)


Handheld Devices:

 Android (generic)                         iPhone, iPad, and other Apple iOS devices  Other (generic)




The unencrypted wireless network bugaming is available for older gaming devices, e-readers, and other mobile devices that do not support WPA2 and/or do not have browsers and cannot access busecure.   Game systems or devices that have a browser and are WPA2 compatible must use busecure to connect.

Clients can log into the Game Device Registration Portal using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user ID and password to register their devices. After a successful registration connect the device to bugaming. (Note that the 'Pending' status displayed on the Game Device Registration Portal is a software bug that should be fixed in the next version. Please disregard.)

Users of the Binghamton University data network are required to abide by the Binghamton University Computer and Network Acceptable Use Policy.




Last Updated: 8/13/14