Getting connected

Automatic configuration through Connect to AirPennNet 

Connect to AirPennNet is a wireless network which delivers a wizard called JoinNow to assist University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, staff, and guests with a PennKey to configure and connect their devices to AirPennNet. When in a campus wireless zone:

  1. Connect to the wireless network: Connect to AirPennNet.
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to:
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your device to connect to AirPennNet.

Which devices can be configured automatically using Connect to AirPennNet?

  • Android devices running version 4.0 or newer
  • Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10
  • Some Linux builds

Which devices can be configured manually to connect to AirPennNet?

While not a complete list, many individuals at Penn have been able to manually configure the devices listed below:

  • Blackberry 10
  • Most versions of Linux and Unix

Your Local Support Provider or ITA should be able to assist you in configuring these devices.

What are the settings needed to connect to AirPennNet if I configure my device manually?

Wireless Network Name (SSID) : AirPennNet

Security Type : WPA2-Enterprise

Encryption Type : AES

EAP Method : TTLS

Phase 2 (Inner Method) : PAP

Root CA Certificate(s) : Can use system default certificates on device, when available

  • Install USERTrust RSA Certification Authority (this root certificate is pre-installed on most OSes so you likely will not have to install it manually)

Domain : Blank

  • Some devices may require a domain, in which case use ""

Anonymous Identity (Outer Identity) : Leave blank

Username (Identity) : your PennKey username

Password : your PennKey password

Updated 06/06/2021